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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 cannot separate the book from the film. It is impossible. My appreciation of this film consists of several components I'll try to explain in what will probably be a far too long winded review below.
If I were pressed to sum it up in one sentence, I guess I'd say this is the collaborative effort of a visionary genius and a weak scriptwriter.
Yann Martel's novel is a stunning piece of fiction. It is the type of novel that slowly sucks you in, has you marvel at what unfolds before you and concludes by upending everything that went before it. The novel tackles three main themes:
1. Man's innate survival instinct.
2. The essence of religious belief.
Ang Lee does a great emotional film about a boy who survives in the midle of the ocean with his zoo tiger and learn to respect eachather in a small boat.
This film respects and values diferent religions i think because the general charecter changes frecueantly his religion thinking in india and everibody in his family laughs about it and he doesnt care at all.
With a great value and meaning towards nature this slow film that for somemight be boring,if you open to it and try to capture it from different angles you might see the light in it withought needing to put persecution or violenceetc;to capture your atenttion ina fast way...I apreciate this wonderfull film in all the ways you can capture it.
Dios es inmensamente grande
As beautiful as it was, the book was better.
Lee's unique adventure is quite an ingesting story that is sure to satisfy your eyes. The direction and special affects alone are worth a look, but in the end the journey turns out a tad bland. The entire film is simply good until the final moments which truly turn the story upside down in an interesting way that improves the entire story. Without the final twist this is a decent tall-tale with dazzling visuals, but in the end this film becomes an amazing story told in unique and beautiful fashion.
Absolutely stunning 3D and an interesting character, but the story surrounding it all doesn't help itself stand. Worse still, it consistently reminds you the ending will be worthwhile before getting there, and it's not.
Reference quality 3D, though, and it's worth watching many of the scenes just for that.
Liked it better than I thought I would. I really loved the book in high school so I wasn't looking forward to someone butchering it. Glad Lee took the visually stunning approach rather than trying to make sense Martel's mixed bag of philosophy.
Subimos la puntuación a cuatro y media.
Ante todo tendría que aclarar que esta no es mi tipo de película por dos razones principales: no me atrae nada la cultura india y las aventuras humanas pseudoreligiosas no están entre mis prioridades cinefilas.
El film es muy Ang Lee, director al que sigo y respeto mucho pero que su sello personal no me acaba de llegar.
La trama en si no tiene mucho secreto, una odisea con cortes fantásticos, muy bien narrada y con un giro muy bien hecho al final.
Lo que me ha parecido impresionante es la belleza de algunos planos, tan chocantes visualmente como la impecable factura técnica con la que están realizados y por ultimo tengo que nombrar la escena del naufragio, que solo por ella ya justifica el ir a verla al cine en 3D, tal como fue concebida y es una experiencia por si sola.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…