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Life of Pi
Believe The Unbelievable
The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Every year cinephiles struggle to find a film that reminds them exactly why they love cinema. The exact type of film differs from person to person, and what you look for can constantly change from year to year. But you know those films when you find them, because there's that feeling you get. You sit there with your heart and mind open. Nothing else matters. You begin to reflect on yourself and your life, and how the film relates to you. As the credits roll, you let go of your breath, as if you had been holding it in the entire time.
This year, I have found that film in Ang Lee's Life of Pi. It is the film…
A visual extravaganza from start to finish, Life of Pi is an enthralling journey of adventure, hope & triumph of the will to survive against all odds that is as rewarding an experience visually as it is emotionally. It tells the story of Piscine Patel aka Pi, who is left stranded on a lifeboat after a shipwreck as the only human survivor and is accompanied by a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena & a fearsome Bengal tiger with whom he forges an amazing connection later in the story.
Director Ang Lee has always captured the wonders of nature in an overwhelming manner but with this film, he takes the film's photography to an even higher level of cinematic art as Life of…
My attempts to see Ang Lee’s much lauded adaptation of Life of Pi at the cinema was constantly thwarted as if being tested by a divine force. Whilst my own troubled journey may have lacked genuine peril, spiritual crisis or a Bengal tiger it seems appropriate that it wasn’t plain sailing. Adapting Yann Martel’s supposedly unfilmable novel for the silver screen also proved problematic, and having now watched the film it is easy to see why numerous writers and directors failed where Lee succeeded, yet whilst its journey is not without its problems, the director smartly steers this story of spiritual survival through the cinematic choppy waters (I promise to refrain from water based puns from hereon in).
I am an atheist. I get totally pissed off when I see people using the name of God to indulge in their vices and hunt for power. I get angry when someone is overtly attached to God. I have gone the distance of even swearing at them. But I am also the one who yearns, the most for God.
The only thought which over powers my thinking of "There is no God" is the earnest wish that " Things would be different in the world had God really existed"
The people who believed in God's existence bothered me greatly. I never knew why I had spent such a lot of time trying to convince people why God does not exist.…
What is the greatest gift that children could inherit from their parents?
After my latest viewing of Life of Pi this was the first question that struck my mind. Instead of the innumerable, worthy, possible things that could qualify to be called as gifts, this was the one which came upfront and took centre stage as a profound notion. What if the child were a perfect mixture of his Mother and Father? A perfect combination of the Mother’s belief in all things beautiful, a follower of the way of Grace, a steadfast devotee of religion and a shining example of Love to all fellow beings, a studier of the Flora; and the Father’s realistic, rationalistic thoughts, the development of faith…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I must admit I was sceptical. The early teaser was a rather unpolished reveal of the CGI tiger and I wasn't convinced that Ang Lee's name was going to be enough to guarantee the film's quality. While I quite enjoyed the book way back when I read it, I'd always felt like the prologue and epilogue could have been happily left out. So imagine my surprise when the film was not only absolutely gorgeous with fantastic special effects which well deserved their awards, but the ending managed to speak to me in a way that it had entirely failed to do in the original book!
Much discussion could be made on interpretations of the ending and I think that is…
Disclaimer - I watched this film on an international flight, meaning that my viewing experience was affected by less-than-ideal conditions.
This visually beautiful adaptation of Yann Martel's novel is by the very versatile director, Ang Lee, and I couldn't think of a better person to direct. Ang Lee is definitely a skilled director, and he's been able to turn his attention from everything to Jane Austen adaptations, to martial arts films, to probably-not-that-good superhero films, to Chinese-language comedies. He's not automatically identifiable by any particular style, but if there's one hallmark of his work present in at least two of his previous films, it's gorgeous scenery.
This is a film that is all about the visuals, and enough credit can't…
"I much rather have you believe in something I don't agree with than to accept everything blindly, and that begins with thinking rationally."
For about two years I've heard massive acclaim on a film titled Life of Pi, directed by acclaimed (and sometimes controversial) filmmaker Ang Lee and based on a novel considered to be unfilmable, and with a story involving a boy and a tiger, it's easy to see why I was skeptical of the film, especially when the tiger would obviously have to be a CGI creation. And even after looking at the massive acclaim on the film and the awards it got, I was still a little skeptical, even though I was growing slightly more interested the…
I wanted to love this so much, but I just found it to be boring, manipulative garbage.
The CGI was pretty ugly at times too.
The only good thing I can say about this is that it makes an incredible demo-disc for your home theater
Blu-ray picture 10/10
Rewatched LIFE OF PI while sunburns healing; I was a tad harsh on first watch.
Definitely style over substance. But the style is fantastic.
There are few movies that deserve the term "magical". This is one of them. Gorgeous both visually and narratively. Just watch it forever.
Hay pocas películas que merecen el término "mágico". Esta es una de ellas. Preciosa tanto visual como narrativamente. Sólo vela, para siempre.
Beautifully executed, but in the end I felt like I'd been tricked into watching a platitudinous parable about religion when I thought I was watching a cool movie about a tiger in a boat.
This Ang Lee adventure didn't do much for me. It looks absolutely amazing, I admit, but I didn't get interested in the boy or the tiger, and so it made me go to sleep.
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