Written November 23, 2012
My family went to see Life of Pi last night. Four of the 5 of us had read the book; me just having finished it a week ago. The movie is all that I had hoped it would be - and then some. It's true to the book (what a great job of choosing which parts to include or exclude). The cinematography is great and the acting hits the right notes. The 3D was effective, though I suspect the movie would have been just as good without the 3D. We all loved it, even my 13-year-old who hadn't read the book.
Written November 22, 2012
It wasn't very good in my opinion. It worked sort of like a documentary. I think it's aimed at people more religious than me... 'Cause, I think, the polt was based around seeing the workings of God. Anyways, I found it rather boring, but the 3D effects were crisp and the scenes were beautiful (the only good point I found). I could see it being a great photobook, but the movie was much too slow and it wasn't very interesting to me. I don't recommend this to any children; I'm sure they will be as easily bored as I was, but older adults may find it more interesting. I don't know.
P.S. the commercials make it look way cooler than it is. They basically show the only action parts, and they aren't as exciting in the movie because of the slow build up. I was very disappointed...
Written March 03, 2015
I had seen the advertizement and said oh I want to see that and then could never seem to get my grand kids here. After the awards I told my husband I really wanted to see it and not in the living room. I think some movies are just made for the theaters. We finally went last evening
and saw it in 3D which my husband was alittle leary of but we both loved it. The photography ws fantastic. The story was also great. The boy played a super part. . It is surley a fantastic movie.
Written March 05, 2015
I've don't remember a movie with four 100 ratings from the critics. My girlfriend gave it 100, I give it 97. It's amazing faithful to the book and beautifully photographed. The special effects are great. The computerized cat is amazing. If your idea of a great movie is explosion after explosion and a hero who beats up lot of people without getting scratched, forget this one. If you want something that makes you think a little while being entertained. this is a must-see.
Written April 01, 2015
Though you know the outcome of the story, this movie does a great job unfolding the stories with stunning visuals. Some interesting twists at the end. The three D is well done, adding to the story not just there to show off the technology.