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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 may contain 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.
Cada vez es más maravillosa
Better than Hulk. What was Ang thinking??
Although beautiful to look at life of pi is mostly just boring philosophical rambling framed around a highly implausible survival situation.
“You know, my father was right. Richard Parker never saw me as his friend. After all we’d been through, he didn’t even look back… But I have to believe that there was more in his eyes than my own reflection staring back at me. I know I felt it - even if I can’t prove it.”
Based on the novel by Yann Martel, Life of Pi is a survival drama about an Indian man named “Pi” Patel who tells a novelist his life story, namely how he survived a shipwreck that killed his family and left him stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named “Richard Parker.” It’s a great story with two versions of the truth, you get to choose which one to believe. Personally, I prefer the one with the tiger.
July 2016 Scavenger Hunt | Film #18, Task #11
A movie set in more than one country.
"I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye."
Beautiful, painful, and full of wisdom.
If I ever see a picture of a tiger and don't whisper "Richard Parker..." in a wistful tone, then shoot me dead on the spot because it's not me at all it's a goddamn changeling and I'm probably locked in a trunk somewhere screaming for my life and thinking about how good of a movie Life of Pi is.
Was expecting a film about math so .5 stars taken away
Incredibly unpopular opinion but, I widely prefer the first 40 minutes compared to the actual bulk of the film.
I viewed this from -AKL, I've attempted trying to watch this multiple times in the past, the beginning is incredibly familiar to me.
My thoughts on the book were pretty average and at times, uninteresting, until an ending that made the preceding story make a lot of sense. The whole text is almost a parable, sometimes it is hard to engage a full length novel with what could be summoned as a short story.
The movie was a visual treat, and I was engaged for large chunks of the film even though I knew the meaning of the parable. I mentioned the book because I feel the story functions essentially as a verbal/written tale, not a visual one. I have fundamental issues with the film, though Ang Lee has done a near perfect job.
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