Written January 14, 2013
Beautiful movie. Was worried since the book is so amazing, but Ang Lee pulls it off. I saw it in 2D (my usual preference), but could see how the 3D is probably stunning given the attention to detail in the visuals. Superb acting and special effects. Wife and 10-year old daughter both loved it as well. A must see.
Written January 06, 2013
This movie, like the book, can be appreciated at various levels. The photography is breathtaking, to be sure. The story seems magical - and indeed it is. But the real message is hidden beneath many complex layers. It is actually very profound and disturbing. That's why the fantastical imagery - and the story at the surface - is only the surface. When you peer beneath the surface of the water, as Pi sometimes does, there are truths that are deeper, mysterious and so gloomy that human nature rejects them and prefers the fantasy to fact. Because the surface is so beautiful and hard to penetrate, many folks will only see the surface and the movie is bound to be underappreciated.
Written July 25, 2014
I went to see this movie with my husband and daughters. My daughters are 13 and 11. This movie was so visually AMAZING!! Sometimes with movies you either get all visual stimulation and no plot or the opposite, This movie, however, had both. We laughed, cried, and cheered. If you can't make it to the theater to see this(which you should REALLY try hard to see it on the big screen) definantly buy this movie when it releaases on dvd, blu-ray, or the almost extinct VHS. I'd be a little wary to show this movie to children younger than my girls because smaller children may get frighted from some of the scenes. They may also become upset about the fate of some of the animals. As always though it's parental discretion. Otherwise, this film was breathtaking to watch and the plot was at times funny, exciting, and tragic. I truly believe this is a must see and it was unanimous from my whole family. I hope you enjoy this film as much as we did!
Written October 21, 2014
The accents were difficult to understand at times, but if you listen closely you can understand it. The movie was beautiful. A sweet and yet sad story. I would recommend it.
Written September 18, 2014
We really enjoyed the book and were a little reluctant to see the movie in case it might be cut up, changed or compromised.
Silly us - this was the closest movie adaptation of a book I have ever seen. It wraps you in the humor, humanity, fear, hope and anxiety we loved initially.