WE BOUGHT A ZOO
★★★★★ (3 out of 5)
Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing We Bought a Zoo.
I haven’t literally seen We Bought a Zoo, but I have heard of it and I think I might have seen some of the trailer. It’s about a group of people – possibly a family, or maybe business partners – who purchase a zoo.
Buying a zoo must be expensive, especially if it comes with animals. Zoo animals are usually very expensive. I don’t have exact numbers, but I know a single giraffe can cost over a hundred dollars.
Fans of animals, zoos, and risky business ventures will enjoy this film. Matt Damon fans, too, because he is in this. He plays either the purchaser of the zoo, or the seller. I wouldn’t expect any of that Bourne Identity stuff in this one. Probably just a lot of zoo purchasing and the things that go along with that.
If I were to purchase a zoo, there’s no way I would pay in cash, because if the zoo had any goats they might eat the money. That would be a real debacle. Instead, I would pay with Paypal. Goats can’t eat that and if I decided I didn’t want the zoo, I could claim that someone hacked my computer and it wasn’t me who bought the zoo.
It’s called We Bought a Zoo rather than I Bought a Zoo, because it would be really hard for just one person to take care of an entire zoo. Think about it. He or she would have to feed the animals, clean up, try to make the animals mate, take tickets, and give tours. Too much! If I had to do that I would just sell the zoo.
The ending of We Bought a Zoo is most likely a happy one. There may be some sadness, such as a panda dying, but if that happens, I’m sure a very valuable lesson is learned and some people are brought together by this experience.
I’m very excited by the sure-to-be sequel, We Bought Another Zoo. I imagine the We Bought a Zoo series to be a trilogy. They start with one zoo, but it turns out to be such a thrill that they just can’t stop buying zoos. Eventually they become a zoo monopoly and then the Justice Department begins an investigation. That’s when Matt Damon would start to use his Jason Bourne skills against the government and things would get really exciting. Imagine Jason Bourne riding a hippopotamus!
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