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How many people were actually traumatised by the movie?
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:39:37 PM »
I expected the movie to be a lot worse than it was due to the way some people spoke about it. Sure, there was a little blood here and there but I don't think it was disturbing.
I understand many people watched this film when they were children (I watched it last year when I was 16) and I want to know was it really that terrifying when you watch it at a young age?

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 10:28:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum Florapaw :) I hope you will enjoy this site :)

I didn't really find the film traumatizing or disturbing in any way, but I was already a teenager when I first saw it.  I have seen far more violent live-action films, and nobody seems to complain about those...
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 10:43:42 PM »
Hey, welcome to the forums!

I found it rough to watch at spots, but definitely not traumatizing.

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 07:44:49 PM »
I was a child when I first saw it. Pretty young, too, I gather, as it had been taped off the TV in the early '90s. I do remember being pretty scared by certain scenes, causing a little upset, though I wouldn't say I was really traumatised!
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 11:20:45 PM »
:silverweed2 Well, as I said in a previous post, this film did introduce me to Watership down. I discovered this film in a video describing the most traumatizing children films, so I decided to check it out and what I found was one of the greatest stories I have ever heard. I did not find it traumatizing instead hauntingly beautiful in its depiction of Watership down and the realities theses rabbits went through. I adored it for what it was and I understand why it could be traumatizing but if you look really closely, you'll find yourself immersed in a world a lot like our own. ;)  :frith
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 10:20:14 AM »
Quote from: Vesper on May 24 2017, 07:20:45 PM
:silverweed2 Well, as I said in a previous post, this film did introduce me to Watership down. I discovered this film in a video describing the most traumatizing children films, so I decided to check it out and what I found was one of the greatest stories I have ever heard. I did not find it traumatizing instead hauntingly beautiful in its depiction of Watership down and the realities theses rabbits went through. I adored it for what it was and I understand why it could be traumatizing but if you look really closely, you'll find yourself immersed in a world a lot like our own. ;)  :frith
It is quite curious how it is that the media and parents, catalog this movie as "traumatic". I do not understand, it seems that they have no criteria and that they exaggerate things too much. For that reason is that most animated films are so poor in argument and always underestimate the children's public offering very simple stories. So they are today, do not you think vesper?    :blackberry

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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 03:59:08 AM »

I personally loved the movie. I was disappointed to read that they are making it more kid friendly than 40 years ago since the whole point of Watership Down was to show the harshness of life and nature but to illiterate again, I love it in it's original 'traumatic' form.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2017, 03:09:45 AM »
No, it does bother me when people have never watched it and they think the only point of the movie is animals dying. I can see how that it might scare younger children, but it also isn't really for a young audience. I also hate it when people put watership down on those lists of the scariest kids movies and such. Really a few sad/bloody scenes isn't really that bad in an animated movie.
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2017, 03:19:45 PM »
It is the people in the world of yellow journalism, who likes to exaggerate the news. I think the movie Watership Down, can see it all ages. Although adults would enjoy it, even more.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 04:11:26 PM »
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For that reason is that most animated films are so poor in argument and always underestimate the children's public offering very simple stories. So they are today, do not you think vesper? :blackberry
I do agree that many animated films are too simple yet I do recognize also that not every animated film made today is like that, such examples are the film made by Studio Ghibli. Also, Hayao Miyazaki is out of Retirement. :D

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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2017, 10:13:20 AM »
I think it didn't necessarily force children to be traumatized but when it was first released there wasn't a movie like Watership Down that was that violent and yet aimed at a children's market. And so I think it just made children feel very vulnerable to know how violent and scary life can be if you get on the wrong side of it.

And from the Easter showing on Channel 5 this trend seems to continue to this day apparently.
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2017, 10:33:02 AM »
:hazel Indeed but it may have also been their unintended introduction the realities of the world. And yet still ironic that Channel 5 still shows it, it's been going on for many years.

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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 07:32:58 AM »
Quote from: florapaw on May 23 2017, 05:39:37 PM
I expected the movie to be a lot worse than it was due to the way some people spoke about it. Sure, there was a little blood here and there but I don't think it was disturbing.
I understand many people watched this film when they were children (I watched it last year when I was 16) and I want to know was it really that terrifying when you watch it at a young age?
I wasn't traumatized, although I was 10 when I saw the movie with my parents, and this Asian cameraman outside the San Fransisco theatre asked me what I thought of it, I said I liked it because...well, it was bloody. :P

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Re: How many people were actually traumatised by the movie?
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2018, 08:48:02 PM »
Not me. But I was a strange child...  :bolt

Haha, I jest. But all my friends and people I knew regarded it as terrifying. They didn't see the beauty I saw I guess.
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Re: How many people were actually traumatised by the movie?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2019, 12:19:42 AM »
Just read a snippet on a forum (not FHC) about how someone really struggled to watch the movie when they were a young girl in class because of the violence.... I've really got to watch that movie one day and see how bad the violence really is, haha.

I was never into violent things as a kid, didn't much like them. And yet I see absolutely no problem with the WSD book or other books that are thrown around as violent ones - In fact, I quite enjoy a lot of them.
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