Life of Pi The message may be a little heavy-handed, but Ang Lee's multiple-Oscar-winning, metaphor-laden spectacle is a CGI masterpiece, its ferocious, realistic tiger and phosphorescent seas like nothing you've ever seen before. If you're not familiar with the story, it's based on Yann Martel's best-selling novel about a boy who questions religion and God, even more so when his family and their zoo animals sink in the ocean during an overseas voyage and he's left with only a growling tiger as his sole companion. The kicker at the end left some critics cold with its ambiguous religious messaging, but the gripping story and visuals that make up most of the movie make the rest well worth it. Unfortunately, we weren't provided with a 3D copy, so we can't speak to how that looks at home, but the 2D at least looks great. Extras: Three documentaries, and stills gallery (BD and DVD combo pack/BD); the 3D Blu-ray adds 3D deleted scenes, visual effects progressions and the 3D trailer.
Win It! We have a grand prize pack for one winner, which is Pi's backpack containing the movie on 2D Blu-ray, his survival guide, and Krishna comic book (pictured right). Two runners-up will receive the movie on 2D Blu-ray. Just tell us below in the comments, what your favorite part of the movie was (or if you haven't seen it, why you want to). U.S. residents 18 and over. Winners will be chosen at random March 19, notified via email and have 3 days to respond before alternate(s) chosen.
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My favorite part of the film was when pi was writing the survival note and putting it in the water can. The calmness of the ocean with the reflection of the sky was absolutely beautiful. During the scene pi tells god he is ready for him bring what ever is going to happen to him and richard parker. This scene symbolizes the life of pi. Pi as a metaphor for the irrational number of pi, that he doesn't know what is coming as if the numbers of pi are unpredictable and different every time that goes on forever, thus he is not living the "Life of Pi". This uncertainty is what the film tries to explore and gives us questions about living life of being uncertain. Always waking up to a new day with something new to expect.
I want to see this because it looks like a really good movie and I have heard good things about it.
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or if you haven't seen it, why you want to).
seems like a good movie..i won an award for best director..i wanna see it..
I like the end where it shows Richard Parker before walking into the woods. It looks like he's thinking about the time he shared with Pi, and like he sees his face in his memory one more time before heading out in the wild.
When the movie ended and I thought "Wow". The entire movie was Wow.
I love the special effects!
After seeing LIFE OF PI, I was not sure how I felt, inspired, sad, a little scared, up lifted, the most important, I was left with the feeling that whatever God throws at you in life, he will get you through it. As I find myself, feeling as I am PI, through a difficult year I've had (losing both my grandparents, like Pi lost his family) I feel like I'm being tossed about alone at sea. The movie in whole would be my favorite. But my Key favorite moments, we the times when I felt like Pi was really comunicating with Richard Parker, and the bond was being built. The glowing ocean scene, which showed wonder and a since of peace during a terrible circumstance (again I can compare that to myself, looking back on memories)
The flying fish scene, (reminded me of the "mana from heaven in the Bible" God provides what you need. And the best, when they finally make it to land and are safe, Though Richard Parker dosnt look back, it shows the ending of a era, of there friendship. It was a very inspiring film all should see, I cried, and felt relief and inspiration all at the same time!, I truly left life of Pi believing in God.
i really want to see this movie
my favorite part was when pi looks into the ocean with all the glowing sea life, the Indian music and the sentimental value of his mother and girlfriend's portraits was breathtaking. it's what i imagine heaven look like.
I also really like when Pi is spiting god during the violent storm, such powerful acting for such a young man.
I've seen it twice; I think it is my favorite movie of all time. It's very hard to say which is my favorite scene. The night with the whale is lovely; when he is challenging God during the storm; when he saw Richard Parker leave, I cried both times...it is such a though provoking movie, I can't possibly claim a favorite scene. Visually, the whole movie is GOREGOUS!
Such a wonderful movie. Few scenes that I liked very much:
1. Introduction scene of Pondicherry, India. The beauty of the land, the greenery, animals, elephants was filmed spectacularly.
2. The scene where Pi asks Anandi to explain what her dance postures meant. The director has portrayed 'Bharatanatyam' one of the traditional dances of India so beautifully and went onto explain what a selected few small gestures meant in that dance form.
3. The scene with Pi and Richard Parker standed in a life boat on the tranqil sea mirroring the colours and beauty of the day sky.
4. The night time scene with bright stars in the sky and jelly fish and other self glowing fish in the water around the life boat and the raft carrying Richard Parker and Pi
The whole movie is beautiful but one that really is visually stunning is where the whale appears to Pi. I love it!
I would to see this film, because it looks visually exciting, and compelling. Also, I love Ang Lee, and his films are greatly character driven as well.
So many amazing scenes. I honestly can't pick a favorite, but I can mention one of my favorite scenes: the ship sink. It was gorgeous to look at as Pi watched it sinking to the bottom of the ocean. But with that beauty came a pang of pain, as the implications of the image were terrible.
I loved the way he was telling the whole story! But, especially liked how he expressed such sadness when Richard Parker left without saying goodbye. This movie is amazing! We saw it on Christmas Eve~such a treat for our family!
I absolutely loved this film. I was not expecting much from it mostly because I hadn't read the book. I watched it and immediately fell in love. The music, the cinematography, the visual effects, the story, the inspiration are all amazing. I would have to say one of my favorites scenes is when all of the sea life are glowing in the water, and the whale jumps out of the sea. But the most touching moment comes when Pi and Richard Parker have to part ways. "I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye." Such an beautiful film that I cannot wait to own. God bless you all and thank you for the opportunity for the giveaway.
I can't wait to see this film! It looks so beautiful! :)
I guess timing is everything - this is sitting in our living room and we plan to watch it tomorrow. We want to see it because I've heard the raves about it. Also I love Ang Lee's films - even the one with Jewel.
Best scene: Whale flying thru the water and all of that beauty, and EVERY TIME Pi yells/says...RICHARD PARKER!!! Love this movie!!!
I hope whoever watched this movie understands that no matter which religion you have, you are not different as a human being, but it matters what you do and say that represents your religion. Like the movie wants us to understand, be any religion but an atheist, in other words be a believer...in goodness and magic. Because that way you believe in magic, and that may be a foolish way of living on this planet, but it is the best. Without magic, we wouldn't be optimistic every morning and wouldn't live fully and with an open heart to experience and ideas.
Hello. Although the movie had Many BEAUTIFUL scenes,the Dead Island scene was one of my favorite scenes in the movie. Hoping that after so much struggle he had found salvation for Richard Parker and him, and hope gone once Pi looked down on the consumed fish. I thought it was tricky that he had ran fast and left Parker on the boat once he had found the island. I was so very dissapointed, as Pi was, that the Island was a consuming one and wasn't a paradise full of food. I thought that is it for Richard Parker and him. This scene was visually excellent because of the dead creatures and the consuming island idea Id never heard of.
PS: I want the DVD so to show it to my nephew. He is 11 and loves watching animal planet and harry potter.
When Pi looks down on the Jellyfish, it is visually beautiful but thoughtfully scary scene. Jellyfish bite can kill. The ocean is so vast and full of beautiful creatures. Yet, they can bite, eat, and drown you any time. For Pi, this was the most spiritual journey of his life. Although very scary, I would want to have a similar journey which tests my ability of believing and hope in life.
Another favorite scene that triggered my nerves was when the Hyena ate the Orangutan in particular, because it, out of the zebra, hyena, and even RIchard Parker, was the best protector of Pi (mother of Pi in alternate story).
To finally end, I believe even Atheists that say they don't believe in anything, do believe in the power and beauty of nature.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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