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A scene from a movie that made me stop

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Hillman, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. Hillman

    Hillman New Member

    Apr 11, 2003
    SE Michigan
    The other night, my kids were watching, "Mighty Joe Young". Essentially, King Kong for the current generation.

    Since I wasn't deeply engrossed in the film, I can't give you the play-by-play of who's who, but here's what made me stop and pay attention:

    There's a scene where the (female) human who has befriended the ape is arguing with this guy who wants to take him to LA to live on a sanctuary of some sort. I need to paraphrase their discussion, but this is the gist:

    She: You can't keep him caged.
    He: He won't be caged. We can protect him from hunters and poachers. We can take care of him. He'll get the best medical treatment, the best food & diet. We can protect him. He'll be safe.
    She: You can protect him. You can keep him safe. But he won't be free .

    I thought ... wow ... someone in Hollywood understands.

    But then of course, the ape went to LA and I lost interest.
  2. Triad

    Triad Active Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    It isn't uncommon for movies to portray freedom for animals as a good thing, but when it comes to people...
  3. bigjim

    bigjim Active Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Triad............. BINGO!

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