Summary: A mesmerizing film both in its visual effects and its underlying narrative. Ang Lee deserved to get best director for this one and finding Suraj Sharma as the main role was a stroke of luck. This is the kind of film that will stick with you - especially that ending - just an amazing effort all around.
Excerpt: A Canadian writer visits an Indian immigrant who recounts the tall tale of when he was ship wrecked with only a Bengal Tiger for company. Directed as it was by Ang Lee, I was expecting Life Of Pi to be a visual feast and I was not disappointed on that score; there are some truly gorgeous images on display and it is this eye boggling splendour that is the film's strongest suit.
Excerpt: Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's beloved novel is a visually spectacular coming-of-age tale staying true to the spirit of the source material whilst mining its off-the-wall premise for as much breathtaking visuals as possible. The script probes spirituality, faith, and perseverance intelligently instead of the easy way (which is normally insulting to the audience).
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: What a beautiful film. I just can't say enough about the visual aspect of this film. I have no reference point, I have not read the book, which is probably a good thing. The story is interesting. A boy shipwrecked and living on a lifeboat with a tiger. I'm not sure I got all of the references to God, or Krishna, or whatever other religion Pi was practicing at the time. In fact, I'm not sure that this isn't a film about the lack of a "God.
Excerpt: A shipwreck leads Pi Patel to a wonderful journey over the sea water with a zebra, orangutan, hyena and Bengal tiger in a lifeboat. With them, he discovers and realizes the courage within him. *** Just a disclaimer: I failed to see the entire movie as by the time I sat down in a movie theater to see this film, I was really tired from school and so I fell asleep I think 10 minutes before it ended. ANYWAY, I would not say that this movie is a crap or whatever.