Written July 25, 2014
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.
Written July 28, 2014
I read the book months ago and loved it but imagined it to be cinematically impossible. Ang Lee
brought it to life beyond my own visualizations, incorporating the despair, the resourcefulness,
the magic, my love and repect for the directness of the animal world, the unpredictability of the spirit,value and the creation of a good story, and the layers of the spiritual journey. I see it as a masterpiece, written by a master and filmed by one. Magnificent!!!
Written July 29, 2014
Maybe it's because of the hype of the advertising, or maybe because of the comparisons being made to "AVATAR", but after paying to go see "LIFE OF PI" on opening weekend, I have to say I came away somewhat disappointed. When I go to see a movie, I'm going for an entertainment experience. I'm looking to be excited. I'm looking to feel a sense of wonder. I'm not looking to have the movie trying to shove a message into my brain such as "YOU WILL BELIEVE IN GOD!" I felt like I was watching a commercial for religion made by a combination of Hindus, Muslims, and Tea Party Republicans.
I can't say that I enjoyed this movie as much as I had hoped that I would. The ending is rather flat and uneventful. Maybe if you've read the book it is based upon, you'd have a better understanding of what is trying to be conveyed by the movie, but I found it ridiculous and poorly put together and just really did not feel I got my money's worth, even though I used a discounted ticket.
Written November 24, 2012
The most beautiful cinematography I've seen in my life, an amazing tale of faith, love,an courage. You must watch in 3D to fully capture the awesomness of this film!
Written December 03, 2012
The movie is visually stunning and full of hyperbole and life lessons. The fact that I found myself second guessing assumptions and exploring the use of metaphors at the end made this movie great for someone like me, who usually has the entire movie figured out within 20 minutes. But, my 13 year old and her friend struggled with the film and I saw other members of the audience "check out".
So, if you want a movie you can explore in detail after it is over this is right for you. If you want simple spoon fed fare this is not for you.