November 26, 2012
I was skeptical, now I am a believer!
I have been a fan of the novel for ten years, and I was always on the fence about a translation to film; would it retain its descriptive beauty, will the movies more subtle moments be replaced with typical movie action? Most importantly, will the overall message of the book be lost in a big budget Hollywood production? I am happy to say that the movie exceeds in many aspects, and even surpasses the book in others. I always had to use my imagination to describe the incredible wonders Pi must have seen in his journey, but Ang Lee has taken the guess work out of the book and created a beautifully affecting work of cinema. This movie will make you question your own life, the trials you are sometimes thrust into, and how your actions affect your every waking moment. Go see this movie with an open mind, and you will not come away without understanding yourself in some new way. Also, Richard Parker? Best onscreen animal, ever!
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