Written August 24, 2015
I loved this film. I thought the acting, directing, cinematography and the musical score were amazing.
I think this movie is more adult friendly. I believe a mature child could view this film, but it does contain some scenes that could be difficult for a child to witness.
I laughed and cried (hard) during this movie. I am very connected to animals. Therefore some of the scenes were difficult for me to watch.
I found the various concepts of a higher power very interesting.
This film is beautifully filmed and made me think about life and how much larger it is than just me.
Written May 07, 2015
This is a literary film which brings to life in 3D a young boy's struggle to survive. Several reviewers have described the first third of the film as "slow," but that portion is critical to the story development and sets the stage for what happens in the last two thirds. After seeing it last night, I woke up thinking about how the many details in the story came together as metaphors for life, spirituality, self awareness, survival, and irrational truth as a preference for factual truth. Pi deals with his instinct for survival using the lessons he learned from his father, his mother, and his own curiosity. His name itself is a metaphor for an irrational number with no end.
Go see this film with an open mind, and my bet is that you will remember it fondly for years to come. Much of what occurs in the story wan't make sense until the next day.
Written August 30, 2015
I enjoyed this movie because it wasn't straightforward. And, if you don't get the hidden meaning during the movie, the Pi character explains it at the end. Beautifully shot, exquisite color, and lots of tense moments. Pi had a mountain to climb in his young life, as many of us do as well, and we always wonder how we will perform when extreme testing comes our way. Young Pi paid a dear price, due to the sheer hardness of his testing. It made me re-think how important it is to be ready when hard times come. The secret is to be able to think in the face of sheer terror--far easier said than done.
Written October 21, 2014
The movie was visually stunning. The most important factor for any story is the culmination and the Life of Pi was very clever in tying up this awesome tale.
Written October 21, 2014
I loved this movie, it had all the themes in the book. The acting was superb and visually it was just strking. Exactly what I would expect from Ang Lee.