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Zoo ( 2017 )
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Stephen DeMay
2020-01-19 16:10:35 UTC
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Could not find the history of the actual events involved in the story so I'll take the film as a fictionalized account.
In 1941 Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland , was a target for German aerial bombing.
As a precaution to prevent potentially dangerous animals getting loose on the city's population the Brits government murdered over thirty of the city zoo's population.
Zoo depicts the efforts of a polyglot group of adults and children to prevent a baby elephant being executed.
Good, dark look to the story stresses the heinous deeds inflicted on the zoo's animals and the dangers to the the city's wartime population.
The cast is good, so is the script, with an elderly woman who takes in small animals and a young girl who's know hard times as the best characters.
Straddles the line between " childrens' " and general audience films.
Films all too often do not startle an audience with an unexpected event. This one does which greatly adds to its strength.
7+/10 do what you cans
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2020-01-20 00:19:26 UTC
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Post by Stephen DeMay
Could not find the history of the actual events involved in the story so I'll take the film as a fictionalized account.
In 1941 Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland , was a target for German aerial bombing.
As a precaution to prevent potentially dangerous animals getting loose on the city's population the Brits government murdered over thirty of the city zoo's population.
Zoo depicts the efforts of a polyglot group of adults and children to prevent a baby elephant being executed.
Good, dark look to the story stresses the heinous deeds inflicted on the zoo's animals and the dangers to the the city's wartime population.
The cast is good, so is the script, with an elderly woman who takes in small animals and a young girl who's know hard times as the best characters.
Straddles the line between " childrens' " and general audience films.
Films all too often do not startle an audience with an unexpected event. This by a horse one does which greatly adds to its strength.
7+/10 do what you cans
PETA organized a global boycott of this film because it uses a live elephant instead of using "readily available CGI"

Also, please do not confuse this one with "Zoo" from 2007, which documents the death of an American who died after his colon was perforated during perverted sex with a horse (consensually on the human's part)
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2020-01-20 01:42:31 UTC
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Post by Stephen DeMay
Could not find the history of the actual events involved in the story
so I'll take the film as a fictionalized account.
In 1941 Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland , was a target for German aerial bombing.
As a precaution to prevent potentially dangerous animals getting loose
on the city's population the Brits government murdered over thirty of
the city zoo's population.
Zoo depicts the efforts of a polyglot group of adults and children to
prevent a baby elephant being executed.
Good, dark look to the story stresses the heinous deeds inflicted on
the zoo's animals and the dangers to the the city's wartime population.
The cast is good, so is the script, with an elderly woman who takes in
small animals and a young girl who's know hard times as the best
characters.
Straddles the line between " childrens' " and general audience films.
Films all too often do not startle an audience with an unexpected
event. This by a horse one does which greatly adds to its strength.
7+/10 do what you cans
The movie is based on a true story, but like most things Hollyweird
makes, much of it will have been made up for dramatic effect.

As for the real history of the event, it's easily findable via Google
on many websites, including:

WW2: How did an elephant beat the Belfast Blitz?

<https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/how-did-an-elephant-beat-the-belfast-blitz/z6s9y9q>


Our elephant angel
<http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/about-us/zoo-history/elephant-angel.aspx>

Belfast Blitz: Sheila the Elephant
<https://wartimeni.com/article/belfast-blitz-sheila-the-elephant/>
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