Friendly Captivity

Friendly Captivity

By Stacey Tuttle

I sat down recently to write a couple movie “reviews”—OK, so they are more responses than reviews since I focus more on the spiritual connections than a review of plot, but whatever.  The two movies were Rio and Fast Five.  Two completely different movies.  One an animated film for kids and families.  The other an action packed heist movie filled with cars, fights, guns, skinny girls and muscled men…for adrenaline junkies and action fans…not for kids and families. 

However, as I went through my notes and began to put down the thoughts that had been swirling in my head for days (or weeks in the case of Rio), I was shocked to find that my responses to the two films was remarkably similar.  Both of the movies have to do with “friendly captivity.”  Friendly captivity is when you are technically in captivity, but the conditions are so good there that you don’t want to do anything about it, or at least they are good enough that you aren’t willing to risk what you have to gain something more. 

You can click here to read the reviews:

Fast Five  


To add to the coincidence, both movies take place in Rio de Janeiro.  Hmmm…strange.

Let me hear your thoughts on friendly captivity!