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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.
saw LIFE OF PI today, after a few weeks of very eager anticipation. it was as good as i’d hoped (i’m pretty okay with what i’ve seen from ang lee). the whole “believe in god” thing was far less offensive than it could have been.
not really an adventure movie…more a poem, i’d say. really beautiful to watch. (don’t let the opening titles put you off.)
As long as Pi is on the boat with the tiger, Life of Pi is both an atonishing visual masterpiece and a very good phylosophical analogy about religion in the form of an exciting adventure film. The problem is that it takes an hour, half of the film, to get there. The wait is excessive and offers practically nothing on its own.
Not quite what I expected - in a good way. Ang Lee's most accessible movie - methinks. Very well done and very pretty at times.
Great cinematography and acting
A visual masterpiece with great acting and an emotional heart which drives the film into greatness. This is a grand, heartbraking and beautiful stuff which is a must see for everyone.
Les voy a platicar sobre el viaje que tuve durante mi visita al cine... Esta ocasión encontré una aventura extraordinaria, un viaje interno en el profundo mar de la reflexión.
¿Cuántas veces hemos vivido aventuras?, ¿qué situaciones nos hacen experimentarlas?, ¿debemos jugarnos el pellejo para encontrarla, o es qué nos gusta ignorarla cada día?
No les cuento de qué trata la película, les cuento sobre lo importante que es estar preparados y dispuestos a enfrentar los retos de cada día.
Y es que en la vida naufragamos en un mar de problemas o navegamos en aguas placenteras. Estamos inmersos en un mundo de posibilidades y retos a nuestros pies, y sobre nuestros deseos.
Navegamos en nuestro bote en busca de…
Incredible visuals and a heartwarming story make Life of Pi a hugely enjoyable and different film. It's directed fantastically by Ang Lee and features some really beautiful scenery and visual effects. Richard Parker the tiger looks almost photo realistic and is one of the best computer generated characters ever.
The story is really interesting and well paced, considering a lot of the runtime is spent with a Indian kid and a CG tiger on a small boat. It features a strong central performance by Suraj Sharma, but the real star of the show are the breathtaking visuals on offer, the fact that there's a very good story to go alongside them is just icing on the cake!
I thought Life of Pi was great and it goes down as one of the best looking films I have ever seen for sure.
Don't let go without saying goodbye.
A daring, resonant and visually engaging adventure. Once the gears are in motion, you're swept away in a truly remarkable tale of faith, courage and determination hidden behind a carefully laid out canvas. The journey of life.
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…