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« on: March 01, 2015, 08:34:05 AM »
I would say, this episode is better than the first one (not much, but a bit). The weasel is a cool enemy. The fact, that the rabbits work now together with the other animals is a good start for the solidarity, that will make Watership Down so strong in the following episodes.

And of course we have Captain Holly, who finally reaches Watership Down. So, despite to the lame start of the series, the quality of the series is discemible.


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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 08:42:25 AM »
I know, highlight was  me.
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And of course we have Captain Holly, who finally reaches Watership Down.
I do agree that Hannah and Keehaar (more Hannah) was a great idea.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 02:05:37 PM »
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The weasel is a cool enemy.

Yes, although it would be cooler if he was allowed to do some damage to our heroes (like leave a few scratchers on their body). Most of the time he attacks rabbits, he is easily pushed around by them and he doesn't lay a claw on any of them. Producers could have made him seem more dangerous by letting him injure some of rabbits or at least show him to be able to fight one-on-one against adult rabbit, who would have to be rescued by others. If not that, then they could have allowed him to succeed at catching at least one non-Watership Down animal to make him look like an actual threat (IIRC he has never been very good at hunting, at least on-screen).

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The fact, that the rabbits work now together with the other animals is a good start for the solidarity, that will make Watership Down so strong in the following episodes.

The beginnings of that solidarity aren't easy, with Bigwig, Hawkbit and Dandelion being defenders of rabbits traditional gender roles ("Bucks don't dig!"). :D  

By the way... When Bigwig says aforementioned sentence and Hannah asks "What's so good about bucks that they don't dig?" Blackbbery does something that looks like... I don't know... spitting to the ground? Is it supposed to be a frustrated sigh?
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 03:32:31 PM »
Quote from: Myrkin on Mar 2 2015, 09:05:37 AM
By the way... When Bigwig says aforementioned sentence and Hannah asks "What's so good about bucks that they don't dig?" Blackbbery does something that looks like... I don't know... spitting to the ground? Is it supposed to be a frustrated sigh?
I don't know. I noticed that occasionally in the series. Maybe our rabbits have privily a sadistic vein?  :yes
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 04:33:24 PM »
I bet you could make any rabbit evil by stopping the video on right frame. Even Woundwort. :p
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 04:40:48 PM »
That would be a nice idea for a wallpaper. If I get enough good shots from Fiver, we could even use it for the forum:

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 03:43:46 PM »
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That would be a nice idea for a wallpaper. If I get enough good shots from Fiver, we could even use it for the forum:

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Quote from: Myrkin on Mar 2 2015, 09:05:37 AM
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The weasel is a cool enemy.

Yes, although it would be cooler if he was allowed to do some damage to our heroes (like leave a few scratchers on their body). Most of the time he attacks rabbits, he is easily pushed around by them and he doesn't lay a claw on any of them. Producers could have made him seem more dangerous by letting him injure some of rabbits or at least show him to be able to fight one-on-one against adult rabbit, who would have to be rescued by others. If not that, then they could have allowed him to succeed at catching at least one non-Watership Down animal to make him look like an actual threat (IIRC he has never been very good at hunting, at least on-screen).

Now that you mention it in the series are very few fights and little lookout for predators. In this episode was dramatic open a quarrel between Bigwig and weasel, albeit short. But we saw just pushing, ground attack and picks by yona. Not bad anyway and poor Fiver was sad most of the episode Awwwww.  :frustrated   :meh   :fiver   :D

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2015, 04:02:04 PM »
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That would be a nice idea for a wallpaper. If I get enough good shots from Fiver, we could even use it for the forum:

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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2015, 04:06:11 PM »
Thank you very much  :meh

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