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Author Topic: The series vs the other versions  (Read 1574 times)

Offline Kili

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Re: The series vs the other versions
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2022, 04:06:06 PM »
I just wish we'd had a proper start to the series, so that we see Fiver and Hazel coming across the notice board, have them meet the chief rabbit who gets angry with Bigwig at allowing them to disturb him for what is in his opinion, nonsense and that they followed the sequence of the book better. However, I like the fact that it expands the rabbits' world, with Dark Haven and Captain Broom's abandoned warren and Campion befriending the Watership Downers. I always liked Campion in the book and it annoyed me somewhat that he was a 'villain.' I do think that it's my favourite version because of how it expanded the world of the rabbits, but on the other hand, I wish there had been some things in it which were truer to the book and the additions done in series two. (Incidentally in my early teen years I wrote some terrible fan fiction that has some parallels to the 1999 series before it was made, which I only discovered when I got the dvd box set of the series some years ago.)

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Re: The series vs the other versions
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2022, 09:42:09 PM »
Yes, the series deserves a better start. Expands of rabbits' world are great but I not all ideas are good enough and in my opinion more of these expands would not fit to book or other adaptations. I think that because series is much different, It's more fairy tale-like, unrealistic and specific in relation to other versions (although Campion thread could fit because it's ablotely great). There are a lot differences from the books that annoyed me at first but over time I appreciated them.