Watership Down Review

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Watership Down

Watership Down - Young Fiver... called so as he was...”

Written on: 20/08/2004 by Yoshito (1 review written)

Good Points
Touching film that you will never forget; shows that animals are just as welcome on the earth as humans and that we're no better if not worse.

Bad Points
Very graphic; animated blood and disturbing death/panic in certain parts that affects young children and some adults.

General Comments
Watership Down - Young Fiver... called so as he was the fifth in a litter of rabbits with only his loyal brother Hazel to support him; was led by his visions to a far away land where he could escape the disaster that would befall his current warren.



Try as they could to get the rabbits to leave, only a few would listen; including the brave and amazingly strong Bigwig who was an ex-owsla member; Blackberry, an extremely intelligent rabbit who helped them on various occasions using his smarts; then Pipkin the cowardly male who seemed as though he held them up.



Escaping into the woods but being followed by the Owsla of the warren led by Captain Holly they went through many obstacles.



Finding mates seemed to be an awful problem once they had gotten to the Downs; encountering farm cats, a large bird named Kehaar and General Woundwort...



The theme song, "Bright Eyes" showed amazing symbolism though some might not understand it, and was extremely beautiful and sad, as you will see.



Most of all... watch this movie no matter what! and the book of the same title if you can manage. ;D

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