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Offline Amy Remorso

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Best age ?
« on: December 25, 2012, 01:56:11 AM »
hey,  i want to ask you-what is the best age to see the wsd-film ?
i mean,i watched it when i was 8-and loved it -but the most of my friends get nightmares  and rabbit-phobias because of the violence in it. do you think 8 is too young to understand it/watch it without nightmares?

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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 03:08:32 AM »
I watched it when I was 16. I thought it was a miracle to come across a film Watership Down. I wouldn't recommend it for young kids though, unless you're demented like me, and wanna show them as a sick joke.
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 08:24:49 PM »
Well, I tried the book a couple years ago, and it was too intense/deep. And then I became either more or less sane, and loved it. I'd say 14 or something for the book.
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 09:42:23 PM »
I read the book and watched the movie and tv-series a few years ago. Well... I watched a couple of episodes of season three when I was a teenager, but it doesn't really count. Anyway... There is no reason you can't show the movie to people over 20. :p
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 04:01:00 PM »
Book - definitely a teen or later because of its length, topics, and vocabulary.

Movie - guess it all depends on what the child is used to watching on television.  Some are less frightened of death, scary scenes, language--you name it--than other kids.  All depends on the home environment.  I didn't watch the film until I was 20, simply because I hadn't read the book or had known about the film before then.  By that age, you can handle the topics for sure.

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012, 06:16:33 AM »
It all depends on maturity. As I rule, I'd say eight is a bit too young, but it all depends on the individual. Some children would have no problem with the violence, but some would be too sensitive and it wouldn't be wise to show it to them. I will say this though: the WSD movie is not for very young children, too dark and graphic. I'd say a good age to read the book would be sometime in the teens, and for the movie it depends on the individual and the environment it is shown in, but about 10+ would be a good rule. I watched it when I was 13.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 10:25:02 AM »
I watched all and read the book when I was ten and instantly loved it, no nightmares :)
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 03:13:37 AM »
I was ten when I saw it, but I think I was too young. I wish I had been older.

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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 11:54:09 PM »
I mostly agree with Fiver about this: there is no "magic age" at which Watership Down suddenly becomes appropriate.  It all depends on the individual person.  I would say 10 for the film would be a good starting point though.  As for the book, it would possibly be older, since younger children may not have the patience to read the whole thing.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 01:29:05 AM »
I feel like 12 would be a good age to view it. It is also a good young age to take on reading the book (if your someone at that age who actually likes to read since it's long). I was 13 when I read the book and watched the movie.

It's funny when I was maybe about 9 or 10 my mom checked out the movie from the Library. I remember looking at the cover, but we never did watch it. My dad saw it in  the theaters with some college friends thinking it would be about a ship.
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 01:14:52 PM »
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I would say an appropriate age would perhaps be around 12 as well. I watched it when I was 15 years old, best decision I ever made. :) I discovered all you wonderful rabbits. *Nuzzles for all*
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 04:30:55 PM »
The best answers are those of Hawkbit and Fiver, everything depends on the home environment and maturity.    :irony
In my case I saw very dark series and movies like Evangelion, Akira, the North Star, etc and other things that break your head from a very young age. It was very impressive, but I never really liked it, because I had the maturity to appreciate it.
For this reason it is recommended that an adult accompany a young man to see the film Watership Down, to explain things ... However, today all children prefer to see Dora the explorer, Peppa and others. ..
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018, 02:55:54 AM »
Quote from: Acacia Heartstrings on Jan 5 2018, 11:30:55 AM
The best answers are those of Hawkbit and Fiver, everything depends on the home environment and maturity.    :irony
In my case I saw very dark series and movies like Evangelion, Akira, the North Star, etc and other things that break your head from a very young age. It was very impressive, but I never really liked it, because I had the maturity to appreciate it.
For this reason it is recommended that an adult accompany a young man to see the film Watership Down, to explain things ... However, today all children prefer to see Dora the explorer, Peppa and others. ..
Oh I loved Akira and anime like Fist of the North Star and Berserk!!

I went with my parents to see WSD in San Fransisco when it first came out in a theatre near Chinatown.  I think honestly my parents were under the impression it would be like a cute Disney movie....:P

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Re: Best age ?
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 10:21:51 AM »
Well I was like 5 when I got the vhs tape from my nanny. But I was like 14 when I finally dared to watch the end fight scene. Before that I skipped it because I was so scared.  I suggest you watch it together with the kid.
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 11:26:51 AM »
Hmmm, I saw the movie for the first time at the age of 11. I had heard about it sometimes as a child, but I didn't get the chance to watch it and when I was watched Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin at 7 or 8 years old, blood and violence didn't bother me anymore. I recommend it to 11-12 year olds, but if a sensitive child wants to watch it, then I would recommend a child to watch it with their parents.