Written March 27, 2017
I went to see Pi because of the great reviews I've heard about the cinematography. Not being familiar with the book, I was more or less expecting a Disney type family film. Boy was I wrong. While the movie was visually spectacular, the story itself was equally incredible. Being quite an animal lover, some of the scenes were really disturbing. I'm not sure this movie would be appropriate for younger children. I guess visually stunning, great story-line, and disturbing action sequences are all one could hope for in one film. Also, I'm not a fan of 3-D movies but I wouldn't recommend seeing this one any other way. A must see.
Written July 24, 2016
My wife and I went to see Life of Pi the day it was released in theaters. We went in with cautious anticipation after seeing the trailer and hearing a very positive review. I can say our expectations were fairly high and hopeful. Although it started off a bit slow, it made up for it in spades at the story unfolded and we were treated to such visual splendor and incredible acting. But, in the end, it was the story that made me say as the ending credits scrolled upward on the screen, "That was one of the best movies I think I've ever seen". A day later, I still feel that way. I want to go see it again. Maybe they'll have an IMAX 3D showing some day. At any rate, don't wait to see it on DVD. See it in 3D on the largest screen you can find.
Written February 25, 2017
One of those special films where the credits start to roll and nobody gets up.
I read this book and felt it would be very hard to film so I was very appreciative of Ang Lee;s treatment. Saw it in 3D, though that is I'm sure not necessary. The cinematography is incredible. If this film doesn't win Oscars, I'm having truble speculating what will.
Written April 27, 2017
I thought Life of Pi was very good. However, I really didn't like the ending. It kind of left me feeling as if I was left high and dry, without knowing whether the whole thing was just a figment of Pi's imagination or whether it really happened. I needed closure and I didn't get it.
Written September 27, 2016
Life of Pi's original storyline and stunning imagery really puts you into the movie itself! Ang Lee has did it again...what a beautiful film. It keep you thinking and questioning long after the movie is over. Highly recommended!!