Movie- Watership Down
Watership Down is a movie that is about rabbits that are controlled by other rabbits. Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig, Blackberry, Pipkin, Dandelion, Silver, and Violet are leading a revolution against the unfair ruling of Woundwort. They can’t stop nature from being nature, but they can stop the murder of thousands of rabbits by the other rabbits.
This movie was produced and directed by Martin Rosen. John Hubley also worked as the director, but he unaccredited to the movie. Meaning he was not in the credits. The movie was released on October 19, 1978. It was a very successful movie; it was the 6th most popular movie in British Box Office in 1979. It was sold in lots of countries including Germany, Britain, Australia, Netherlands, Finland, and the United States. Watership Down won multiple awards including Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. It was also ranked 15th in “100 Greatest Tearjerkers”.
All the actors were outstanding; some like John Hurt (Hazel) were phenomenal, it is one of his best movies yet. Richard Briers (Fiver), Michael Graham Cox (Bigwig), Ralph Richardson (Threarah), and Nigel Hawthorne (Campion) were also amazing.
The movie is not very kid friendly and may trick you when you see the rabbits. It is very violent. I liked all the action and the inspiring revolution. It peaks the top of the animation world. It could be better if there was less violence and more peaceful protests. This movie is not part of a series. When it’s already good why add on?
This title contains:
Violence & scariness