Written January 15, 2013
Probably the best screen adaptation of a novel I have seen in a long time. I was completely sucked in by the story and completely transfixed by the reveal. I was so drawn in by the story that there was a point where I actually thought to myself: "Oh, another weak script!" Only to realize that I had been fooled by the director and the script-- result AWESOME MOVIE!!! So awesome that I am unwilling to reveal any morsel of the plot!!
Have fun watching this movie!!
Written December 03, 2012
Too bad the alternative story didn't get acted out. since they already had the characters hinted earlier in the movie. which was a nice touch, that the book did not have.Since it's frictional, I don't really care about what the message on God was. You could totally make up a different story that God doesn't exist neither, so that's a moot point. It is the imagination, and visualization of the wonder of nature (land animals, sea creatures...etc) that's convincing, because they can really look that amazingly otherworldly. The movie also did a wonderful job in architecture and the ambience, i'd say even better than the book.
Written December 10, 2012
This was a gorgeous movie and did justice to the book--although the book explored Pi's inner life a bit more. Definitely see it in 3D--it's the kind of movie 3D was made for!! The storyline is fantastic and very gripping, but also spiritually deep. Parents, be careful -- this is a movie that young people may find scary. Several parents carted their kids out, most of them looked under 10. I think this is a movie to see with friends so you can talk about it afterward. It's an amazing experience.
Written June 18, 2013
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Written January 13, 2013
A strong movie in many ways:cinematography, acting, animation and especially the food for thought. I loved the book and the movie was true to the story and brought it to life. It is not a movie for those who want only fluffy entertainment because it makes you think about life.