November 23, 2012
Gorgeous, but should've been PG-13 for animal suffering portrayed
It was a beautiful movie; well-done in every respect. I read the book and feared the movie would ruin it, but it did not. [No spoiler] I did think it somewhat watered down the reality of who Pi had to become to survive, but it's Disney, and PG, so that was to expected. It was far less watered down than I expected. Really well done. However, I think it could be very disturbing for young children (and myself, an adult!, lol) to see "live" (rather than animated, although it is CGI, but young kids won't see the difference) animals tearing at each other, while alive, and crying out in pain. The danger aspect could be very frightening, too, in the tiger-threatening-boy scenes. Parents should be prepared that kids who really love animals and are sensitive to danger, suspense, and animal suffering might have a tough time with a few scenes.
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