Saturday, 30 July 2011

Zoo Break

Over the years Hollywood and society, for that matter, as they are the ones watching the movies, have been fascinated with prison breaks.  Plenty of classics plot lines are centred on this very idea, The Great Escape, The Shawshank Redemption, The Fugitive, Cool Hand Luke.  There are even creative flips of the idea about breaking into prison, such as The Rock.

The list goes on and on.  We all know that the element of suspense and thriller action of these films coupled with the cleverness make for great cinema.  I am sure over the years we will continue to have reworkings of this idea again and again.

But for Megan and myself we will never be able to appreciate a dramatised version again.  Not after seeing a prison break in real life.  Or should I say Zoo Break!

No, we didn't read the book by Gordon Korman, although he he is a great author and paints a vivid picture with words. We saw one of the animals making a run for it over the weekend.

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You may not have seen that as we are moving quite fast and he or she, I can't tell, is moving slow. We were going so fast in fact we had to turn around and do another drive by.  So I think we can all learn from this story that slow and steady wins the race.  This is also true when you are walking your pet tortoise.