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to think that anyone moaning about Watership Down....

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Ohbehave1 Mon 28-Mar-16 21:52:14

...... Should have simply switched the bloody TV off.

ConfuciousSayWhat Mon 28-Mar-16 21:52:52


ilovevegcrisps Mon 28-Mar-16 21:52:58

It's my favourite film.

My religious parents made me watch Jesus of Nazareth when I was about 6. Traumatised me for months!

OSETmum Mon 28-Mar-16 21:54:33


0phelia Mon 28-Mar-16 21:55:28

Watership Down makes me physically sick. I couldn't switch the telly off because I was only 7yo and it wasn't my house.

It's a horribly gorid film.

londonrach Mon 28-Mar-16 21:55:41

Yanbu. Dont understand why people dont either turn the tv off or change the channel. Love the song though but cant watch the film.

FuzzyOwl Mon 28-Mar-16 21:56:51

I remember Watership Down and finding it incredibly sad as a child. Surely it has been around long enough for parents to know what it is like and, as you say, to turn the television off.

ghostyslovesheep Mon 28-Mar-16 21:57:42

yanbu at all - I saw it as a child and I liked it and understood it - I was 8

I'm not sure I would be upset if my 7 year old watched it - but as you say - I'd just turn over!

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Mon 28-Mar-16 21:59:17

What's wrong with it? Never seen it!

ilovevegcrisps Mon 28-Mar-16 22:00:58

There's a few bunny deaths but mostly the bad bunnies.

londonrach Mon 28-Mar-16 22:01:28

Mum...its very graphic with bunny deaths.

Boogers Mon 28-Mar-16 22:02:12

Apart from Fiver. He was a good bunny.

CockacidalManiac Mon 28-Mar-16 22:02:18

It's like Texas chainsaw massacre, but with rabbits

PacificDogwod Mon 28-Mar-16 22:02:40

I don't get why it is considered that awfully sad - and I didn't get it as a child either. Even though I had much loved rabbits as pets at the time grin

BreakfastLunchPasta Mon 28-Mar-16 22:03:57

My mum took me and my friends to see Watership Down for my 5th birthday, I don't think she'd done her research grin I don't think any of us were traumatised, although it's such a long time ago - I probably wouldn't remember if we were hmm

YANBU. Never did me any harm 😜

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Mon 28-Mar-16 22:04:05


<<hums Bright Eyes>>

<<sobs a bit more>>

Didn't even watch it. It traumatised me enough when I saw it the first time, I was only 19 fgs! I had to fast forward through the scary bits and then rewind and watch it properly (yes I am that old).

PacificDogwod Mon 28-Mar-16 22:05:37

See, now, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, there's a movie I cannot (and will never!) watch.
I am not a psychopath after all - I had been worried.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Mon 28-Mar-16 22:06:02

What's so sad about it????

THE END!!!!! Hazel gets called to the god-rabbit!!!!


<grabs tissues>


ouryve Mon 28-Mar-16 22:06:33


It was released when I was 7. I saw it at the cinema and loved it although I cried when Fiver died. Not all good stories have to be sanitised, happy ones but surely most adults know what it's about and whether their kids will be able to tolerate the rather more than "mild peril" in the film.

The book and plague dogs are both very good reading for mature tweens and teens. Very thought provoking.

Purplestarssparkle Mon 28-Mar-16 22:06:44

Remembers watching with my mum when I was 8 was fine till bright eyes came and looked at my mum who was wailing into a tissue

ilovevegcrisps Mon 28-Mar-16 22:06:46

I just think the end is beautiful. I watched it on YouTube before my dads funeral blush

ilovevegcrisps Mon 28-Mar-16 22:08:40

Oi, Fiver doesn't die!

Although it was written in 1973, I think, so I imagine Fiver has joined Hazel! But you needn't worry: he'll be all right, and thousands like him <sob>

<outs self> my middle name is from WD.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Mon 28-Mar-16 22:08:43

Oh iloveveg it is beautiful... but so saaaaaaaaaaaaaad.


ilovevegcrisps Mon 28-Mar-16 22:10:44

<sobs with MilkTwoSugars in the corner.

ijustwannadance Mon 28-Mar-16 22:11:21

Didn't bother me as a child at all. 7 year old me thought the seagull saying 'piss off' was hilarious. Even more so as we watched it in school.

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