Written January 31, 2015
The film in general is amazing, great cinematography. The 3-D animation added a great deal to this movie, made it feel like you're actually in the middle of the sea with these two character (Pi) and his "trust-me-trust-me-not" beautiful orange tabby kitty kat.
A family movie night at the most. This movie teaches us (and the young ones) to have perseverance in life.
Written October 05, 2015
Also some preverbal life contemplation thrown in. The 3D effects are second to none and raise the bar for subsequent movies. Makes you really consider if such a situation could occur. .
Written August 28, 2015
This movie was a treat. Cinematic. Touching. The primary actor playing Pi was phenomenal. If you want to see a movie that will make you FEEL something, and that has something to say about the human experience, this is for you. If you're only interested in mind-numbing blockbusters (not that there's anything wrong with that; I like those too) you may want to stay away. Ang Lee has created a masterpiece here IMO.
Written February 12, 2016
Not what I expected from the trailers. Started out a little slow, but once it got going, it was quite good. Special effects in 3D were awesome. Well worth the trip to the theater. The animal attacks may prove troublesome for younger viewers.
Written May 24, 2015
Life of Pi in 3D is an amazing experience.
The story is engrossing, based on the novel of the same name, but the computer graphics is done so well, you think the protagonist is actually sharing a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.
I strongly recommend seeing this movie, if, for no other reason, for the visual experience.
In addition, seeing the world from the point of view of an engaging Indian teenager is worth it in its own right.
I thought at first that the religious themes would turn me off, but the religion is an integral part of Pi's character, and it is interesting to see the world through his eyes, even if I don't see it that way myself.