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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.
12/10: 國賓 : 9.4
12/6: 板橋大遠百 威秀 : 9.7
While I believe that it is monumentally overrated compared to the general critical consensus, Life of Pi has some undeniable beautiful imagery and phenomenal special effects. The spiritual themes play off as religious propaganda and the narrative structure peeks during the periods on the boat, but the rest is simply mediocre and overly sentimental. Not a terrible film by an means, but in no way deserving of it's immense praise and four Oscars.
"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"
This movie was so stunning. The cinematography was ridiculously beautiful and Pi's entire journey was so moving. The theme of truth and it being relative was so startling it had me wondering at the end because of the amazing parallel between the two stories he told the investigators. Also Pi's spirituality and how it directed his actions and beliefs was something I could relate to. I'm so mad I put this film off for so long because it's amazing.
I didn't know a lot about this film going into it. Apart from the fact that it was centred around Pi and a tiger on a boat, everything else in the film was a complete surprise. As a result, I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this film, but i've had it for quite a while now and so decided to give it a shot.
I am very glad that I did because this film was very good. I absolutely adored the visuals. Every scene looked beautiful. The only time I thought the animation was at all lacking was in the scene where the tiger falls into the water. The wet tiger looked a bit sloppy, but apart from that,…
This movie was like cast away but with no island. I was not looking forward to this movie because Ang lee made this movie but the movie didn't suck. This movie as a good story and brilliant writing.
I really should have loved this, but it was a bit too shallow for me . The CG was also distractingly bad at times (which is funny considering its Oscar).
Finally got around to this. Enjoyed most of the spectacle and survival tropes but little else. Not quite my bag.
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