KennethElliott's Rating of Watership Down

Kenneth's Review of Watership Down

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Watership Down

Watership Down(1978)

Completely underrated, and undeservedly forgotten by non-animation buffs, Watership Down is a thrilling, heart-wrenching, heartbreaking, and often frightening tale of human endeavor... from the viewpoint of rabbits. Based on Richard Adams' novel of the same title, the film consistently shows what animation can accomplish if used seriously; the film terrified and awed me when I was younger, and certain sequences emphasizing the brutality of life (rabbits caught in snares, hawks snatching our heroes in the blink of an eye, the mythological "black rabbit" hovering over the dead, etc.) will stick with you forever. Art Garfunkel's "Bright Eyes" is the icing on the cake.