Written December 16, 2012
Some critics have worked hard to come up with things they did not like about The Life of Pi. The story touches upon religions, but does not probe deeply and it does not come up with any conclusions. The story uses a contrived device of the old Pi telling his experience to a journalist. The story is exciting in the middle, and not remarkable anywhere else.
These criticisms seem rubbish to me. It is like watching Gone With the Wind and complaining that the Tarleton Twins did not really look like brothers. The Life of Pi is so unlike any other movie, and so beautiful to look at, it does not have to apologize to anybody. It can be described so simply -- A boy at sea is trapped on a raft with a tiger. He has to figure out how to make the best of it. That is just what it is. The profundity past a certain point must come from us. There is real beauty in the world, and in the ocean. And there is death and suffering. We are bound to taste both. Think of that!
Written September 02, 2014
I have been a fan of the book for years. The movie does not disappoint. I saw it in IMAX 3D and was enchanted nd amazed!
Written July 01, 2015
Of course it could never be as good as the book or the movie would be 10 hours long instead of 2 but it was excellent. The cinematography was amazing! The 3-D added a lot to the movie. The theater is kinda crummy, old, bad area of town, smelled like urine, but they were the only local theater selling advanced tickets for the first release showing. The up side: @ 4:40 the night before Thanksgiving there were only about 4 other people in the theater besides us. No kids kicking the back of my seat, no texting teens. Now you could probably pick a better theater. You must see this movie!
Written September 02, 2015
It was alright. Another classic cast away movie. A lot of obvious ocean "set" scenes, where the ocean water is completely still. The story was another of the same. Wait for this to come out on DVD.
Written December 03, 2012
I loved this movie--I loved the story, the way it's told, and the creativity of the filming and touches of fantasy.
The tiger burns bright and is terribly scary, so don't think it would be right for children under 8--but I encourage everyone else to see it.