Written November 25, 2014
A fantastic movie and definitely one that you want to see in 3D -- not for "in your face" 3D. but for the added richness of the images. This is a family-rated movie, which means it has no direct violence nor nudity nor obscenities, but the theme is philosophic and way over the head of younger viewers without much experience of the trials of life and the choices life forces upon you.
The acting, special effects, themes and concept of the movie are above comparison -- this is a truly unique and enriching tale, told with real drama, suspense and emotion. I loved it!
Written August 27, 2014
This movie is a must watch! It doesn't have many characters, but still keeps you entertained. It can easily be a contender for best picture award. The acting by lead actors is very natural. Lastly, the story leaves you with a moral and a subtle message.
Written September 30, 2014
Great adaptation of a fabulous book, entertaining and satisfying for audiences of all ages. Top quality performances, including the animal cast, that transport the viewer to a world of magical realism. The story and the beautiful production makes us wonder about reality vs fantasy, the meaning of life and the power of the human spirit to survive, having a lasting and profound impact. We and our grand kids and us could not stop talking about it!
Written August 27, 2014
As one of the larger-scaled films of award season, I wanted to see Life of Pi on the big screen, but didn't expect much from it, even though it received a Golden Globe nomination. I had expected an entertaining story about a boy and a tiger stuck in the middle of the ocean. Well, I was half right. The tiger, the boy, and the ocean are all definitely there. Even though the film poked at important themes concerning religion, God, and the universe (all part of the "nature" of things), I was left underwhelmed at the storytelling. Don't get me wrong, this film is visually spectacular (even if the 3D version have a few things that are quite gimmicky) and does not disappoint in that regard. But where the novel the film is derived from supposedly is very profound (full disclosure - I have not read it), there was nothing profound about this film, and neither the boy or the tiger had much of a character arc, and left with us a visually profound, flat story that leaves one wanting more.
Written October 25, 2014
I really liked this movie and would have probably liked it a lot more if i wasnt surrounded by little kids yelling at the screen and asking questions about things almost the entire movie the visuals of this movie are amazing the story is really good as well and kind of violent i personally dont think this is a kid movie at all the main reason is i dont think they will understand the movie it is not a straight forward type of movie i dont want to really give away what goes on i just think by the questions the kids in the middle of my movie had to ask their parents that they will understand what happens but the movie for adults is great i definitely recommend seeing this