Written July 26, 2016
I loved it! Absolutely exhilarating cinematography and effects. My husband usually shies away from special effects movies, but now he sees the light and is looking forward to seeing other movies in animation and special effects. I never would have believed it! Two five star votes from mature adults.
Written August 31, 2016
Couldn't hold back the tears on the sad parts, but then there was a great uplift throughout the
story bringing as many smiles as there were tears. Loved it!! Will certainly buy to add to my
collection of classics.
Written August 03, 2015
A very artsy type of movie that's traliers only show 1/2 of the movie. The 3-D is some of the best of the year with the right amount of depth and effects to make the extra money. The story is Pi and his family in the first half of the 2 hour movie and should be watched just to see how director Ang Lee made the supposed unflimable novel. Actors are good, but not worth oscar nominations. Bottom Line: Watch the film to see a good oscar nominee, but don't bring any child under 11 though because some of the scenes are very graphic, like when a hyena eats a zebra and a tiger eats a goat.
Written June 26, 2016
This is the kind of a story that probably wouldn't have been able to be effectively made into a movie 10 years ago...but these days, anything is possible...
Fascinating story, and a visually stunning job of telling it.
The tiger deserves an award.
Written June 28, 2016
My title pretty much says it all. If you are a fan of the book, you will probably feel (as I did) that there are notable disappointments in terms of storyline and characters. But, you will probably also realize (as i did) that the omissions are due to time restrictions. I was disappointed because I was looking forward to seeing how the 2 Mr. Kumars would be handled. The answer is: they are omitted and their characteristics are morphed into Pi's parents. I was most annoyed by the insertion of a love interest for Pi in Pondicherry and the omission of his 3 spiritual gurus. I was also curious about how the film would handle the meeting with the blind Frenchman; the film omits that too. Having said all of that, the characterization and plot are MOSTLY true to the original and what the film lacks in depth/profundity, it makes up for (I suppose) with visually-delightful aesthetics. The casting is spot on; the actors do well with it. It isn't terrible, which is what I had feared it would be.