WATERSHIP DOWN.

Author:Boehm, Eric
Position:TV - Television program review - Brief article
 
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Richard Adams' 1972 novel of leporine self-determination--and how brutish and short a rabbit's life can be--gets a CGI-enhanced update courtesy of Netflix and the BBC, along with an impressive voice cast that includes Ben Kingsley, James McAvoy, and John Boyega.

The four-part miniseries hits all the monomyth beats--Watership Down is The Odyssey, and Lost, and a thousand other stories. The heroic rabbits are cast out from their home and must overcome obstacles both physical and moral to find a new one. Led by the wise-beyond-his-years Hazel (McAvoy), the warren resists the promise of an easy life with...

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