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Watership Down
« on: December 23, 2018, 10:59:23 PM »
There's a new version of Watership Down on Netflix. I wonder if it will be as dark as the original?

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Re: Watership Down
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 03:24:06 AM »
Never thought about it but, i never read the book or watched any of the adaptations.

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Re: Watership Down
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 09:16:06 AM »
    It's the story of a family of bunny rabbits.  A heartwarming tale to sit the little kiddies in front of during the Christmas rush..........NOT!!!!!
    It's like Game of Thrones with long ears and cottontails.
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Re: Watership Down
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 09:52:34 AM »
It is easily the most violent and disturbing kids’ book/movie.  I imagine the new one will be toned down.

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Re: Watership Down
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 04:18:08 PM »
It is easily the most violent and disturbing kids’ book/movie.  I imagine the new one will be toned down.

I read it as a kid and was pretty shocked at the gore. It's all fairly realistic too, the level of violence at least-rabbits are not peaceful little fluffy creatures in the wild.

The cartoon is incredibly graphic though. It's more gory-but not needlessly so IMO-than a lot of rated R stuff you see nowadays.

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Re: Watership Down
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018, 09:30:08 PM »
Might have to give the old movie a look.

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Re: Watership Down
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2018, 01:02:11 AM »
It is easily the most violent and disturbing kids’ book/movie.  I imagine the new one will be toned down.

is it even considered a kids movie. I mean it got fluffy animals but so does Maus and Bojack

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Re: Watership Down
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2018, 11:56:05 AM »
It's a movie teachers like to show kids but probably shouldn't. I remember seeing it in class in like 6th grade.

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Re: Watership Down
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 01:04:51 PM »
Netflix show is complete shit in comparison to both the novel and the 1970's film.

The acting is fine, but they really fuck up the character personalities and the animation is
just fucking inexcusable in this day.

You're 100x better off watching the old film.
Much more beautiful (and haunting), and just
as brilliantly voice acted. Stellar soundtrack
as well.

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Re: Watership Down
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 03:20:16 PM »
Yeah, my boyfriend is a HUGE fan of the book and a moderate fan of the old movie. He says the Netflix adaptation is complete crap.
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Re: Watership Down
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2019, 04:19:45 AM »
Voice acting was great but yeah, the animation really was dodgy in this day and age.

There was a lot of added characterisation and interplay between the rabbits e.g. Bigwig was more of a bullying arsehole, and the relationship between Woundwort and the Efrafa captains was much more complicated than the novel or any adaptation that's come before. Female rabbits were more prominent. In terms of the script, the 70s movie was MUCH closer to the book - I didn't recognise a single line in this from the novel.

If you can get past the animation, it wasn't bad at all but it wasn't as good as the 70s movie overall, I don't think. It was nowhere near as gory ... here, when the rabbits fought, they boxed and kicked, whereas in the 70s movie, they tore each others' throats out and ripped each others' ears to ribbons. They did a great job making Woundwort scary though and Ben Kingsley did a great job on his voice.
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