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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.
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This is a movie I had put off watching for a while. I've always felt like the trailer made it look like a kids movie that pretended to be a deep existential piece. And boy was I wrong!! This isn't pretending to be anything and I really enjoyed it. And it definitely wasn't a kids movie either. I was actually shocked to see the brutality in it at times. In a good way!
The visuals in this movie are quite breathtaking and Richard Parker (the tiger) has got to be one of the greatest CGI achievements ever, and I gave it an extra half a star for that achievement alone.
This isn't just a feel good story about a boy…
Interesting style of book adaptation.
Slow to get started, but wait it out and is eventually enthralling.
Beautiful set design.
good stuff ang
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery.
Ingeniously adapted from the novel this instant classic of adventure movie shines with a great central performance and breathtaking animation effects.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Based on a Canadian novel of the same name, this adaption of Life of Pi uses vast and rich visuals to tell of an incredible and incredulous survival story of a young religious man. The story is fantastic as are the digital renderings of Pi's 200+ days on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific with a Bengal Tiger. This story begs you to believe in his story and, yet, it is so profoundly unbelievable. Ang Lee's use of story telling, at times, seemed a bit fragmented as though we were reading the book. He used blackout transitions between "chapters" a tad too often to help advance time. But there is a message in here on how we may…
Disliked the book. Dislike the story. Worth watching for the visuals alone.
An interesting concept that's visually pleasing. Essentially it's a simple story of survival with a theme of spirituality. I enjoyed it but I can't say it really stuck with me. I'm not sure if it would've been anything special without the gorgeous visuals
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[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…