November 25, 2012
Wish I'd seen it in 2D - I think.
My friend and I debated whether to see the 2D or 3D version because both of us have noticed that 2D color and light are much move vivid and sharp than 3D. Hollywood/Silicon Valley really has to fix the problems with 3D. That said, we read Roger Ebert's review which lauded the 3D visuals and enjoyed the film despite or perhaps because of 3D. While kids may enjoy the stunning CGI and cinematography (particularly the seamless joining of the central characters with the sea and rest of the universe), and may be a little scared, there's little gratuitous gore. The tension between the boy and the tiger drives the drama that appeals to adults. It was a little slow at times, reminiscent of "Castaway," but the heart and soul of the story and even more, the stunning visuals were compelling enough to prevent snoozing. Unlike "Castaway," PI was not a story of man vs elements, but interactive, of man and tiger, coming to a peace such as that which we wish for in the Middle East
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