Written March 28, 2015
Loved the movie, the sentimental, the spiritual, the scenery, the CAT, the actor. A beautiful story. I will definitely buy a copy when it's out on video
Written April 28, 2015
The effects were great, and the 3D only amplified them. It was amazing to watch. I loved reading the book, and the movie truly brought the book to life. Everyone needs to take part is this adventure!
Written November 28, 2012
the movie wasn't as great imo as people are saying it to be. yes it is a definite spiritual story...it touches many aspects of spirituality struggling suffering and strife, the elements of growth, asking a higher power or God for help, and turmoils and God's help during these situations. However, the character and presonality development of Pi was still that of some kind of half witted semi ignorant careless type idiot who intelligently does go through his ordeals with thought and matter but not with a lot of heart or soul. his decision to save the tiger seemed mostly a selfish one that would save himself, while he let the other animals die, though he didnt have much of a choice. the cinematography and scenery is pretty but not enough to make a great movie or story. most of the movie is pi stuck on the lifeboat with the tiger and his struggle to survive. its inspirational but also mediocre- still worth going to but wouldnt be able to sit through it twice.
Written December 18, 2014
This film asks basic questions: What is perception? What is memory? The story told cinematically and the story told to the shipping company end up at the same point but are vastly different. The cinematography at several points clearly conveys the perception of the character experiencing it. Film was exactly the right medium for this story.
Written May 05, 2015
The book is one of my favorites and I was pleased with its translation to the screen. My daughter hadn't read the book and also liked the movie. There's a fair amount of religious discussion, but I never found it preachy or even out of proportion to the basic themes of spirituality and faith. It's a "heavy" movie, so avoid if you're looking for something mindless, but it also has plenty of action and effects to keep the pace exciting.