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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…
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.
All of life is an act of letting go but what hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.
All films have a story to tell and they are told at varying degrees of competence which in turn decides if the story becomes a great film. Some are told by great directors, some are told by great storytellers and every so often you'll get one that is told by both. Life of Pi proves to me, without a shadow of doubt, that Ang Lee was both for this film.
I've read the book 3 times for various reasons and i was pleasantly surprised by how they handled a source material that relies almost exclusively on inner monologue to tell it's story. it's nowhere near as good as the book, of course, but it did the story justice for a mainstream audience.
The problem lies in the visuals. Some were good, great even, but i still maintain that no matter how advanced CGI gets, and no matter how good the artists working with it are, the mind will ALWAYS reject computer images placed in a physical environment. CGI is progress for progresses sake, and when a film that came out 2 years ago already looks dated there really is no reason to keep pushing a terminal pursuit.
Lo malo de La vida de Pi es que la gente solo se quede con el impacto visual, cuando la película es muchísimo más que eso. Y tampoco se trata del mensaje religioso que muchos dicen que tiene. Simplemente habla de la necesidad de creer en lo extraordinario aunque sepamos que no es real, para poder seguir enfrentarnos al día a día.
En el salón de mi casa ni tanta religiosidad, ni esas escenas para el lucimiento 3D en cines son especialmente bienvenidas.
This the second time I've seen this movie and it's still emotionally captivating as the first time I've seen it. I wished I would have seen this movie in 3D.
Has a rocky start, but once it gets going it is a very interesting piece of work. The CGI is spectacular and its a shame how much lack of funding the visual effects industry gets.
Boring start, good tiger bits except nearly drowning the tiger during filming, then annoying smug ending. Looked really good. Hated the meercats. 3D was one of the better examples.
I really had no intention of watching this movie ever. But then one of my friends bought me the book for my birthday and I started to read. I was mesmerized from the start! So naturally i had to watch the movie the moment I finished the book.
It's an amazing story, and I like the way the writer gives us the impression that this is a true story. At the end of the movie Pi tell a different story about what happened. Which one we choose to believe is all up to us.
I cannot believe it took me this long to watch this. An overall amazing and remarkably beautiful film from Ang Lee. It's a masterpiece of cinema.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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