Written May 23, 2015
First off, anyone planning on seeing this, I want you to know up front that this is a very religious movie, speaking/preaching religion throughout most of this movie ... and I dont have anything against religion, but it wasnt my intention to spend money on religious preachings. The story itself was a really good story about a boy stranded in the ocean on a life boat with a tiger, after the ship he is on sinks. The acting was above par, but nothing noteworthy really. I seen this in 3D, and the filming was really good in 3D, and the visuals throughout were amazing, but at the same time, some of the more colorful visuals, as good as they were, felt out of place in this movie to me, almost like throwing Tinkerbell fantasy magic into the mix of a more believable story .. it just didnt go for me in that respect. Because of the religious preachings, and its awkward direction for this movie to go in, I'd give this 2 out of 4 stars myself, enjoy :)
BTW This isnt really a kids movie either
Written June 30, 2015
This is an amazing story of a boy in his search to find God and his incredible will to survive. This film is so well done you don't just see it, you feel it - almost become one with it. We laughed, we cried - the acting and cinematography was so well done, you fell very emotion of Pi just looking in his eyes. Every emotion he had on his journey you feel right along with him. It is a must see for everyone; believer or not there are several powerful messages.
Written November 28, 2015
One of the best 3D movies of the centenary!!!!
Written July 03, 2015
I did not read any info on movie, just went by the commercial for it on TV. It was not wha I thought it was going to be but, pleasantly suprised.
It is full of meaning and wonder. It challenges mankind to think deeper into themselves.
Written October 21, 2014
Stunning is the best way to describe the art direction of Life of Pi. Wonderfully creative and ridiculously beautiful, Life of Pi is a must see movie. Ang Lee is a master of storytelling and capturing the imagination.
There is an amazing amount of detail. Ang Lee excels in encapsulating reality into the movements of the animals, the affects of the saltwater and sun on Pi's skin, and the mental anguish of someone trapped at sea for over 200 days. This film has the best use of CGI I've ever seen.
For those with children, there are definitely scary and sad moments.
I have not read the book, but after seeing this movie I definitely will.