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.
Excerpt: Life of Pi is a beautiful movie to look at, but has a fatal flaw that keeps me from liking it as much as the critics seem to. That flaw is that it doesn’t mean anything. There is no profound message in the story or complex idea, there is a clumsy “coexist” message in the film, but it’s barely recognizable. Is that wrong? No. It’s perfectly okay for a movie to have a lame message or even no message at all.
Summary: Life of Pi (2012) A young man survives a shipwreck only to be lost at sea on a large lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger. Now he must survive using his wits and the teachings of his father. This is a film that you need to see in theatres because its beauty almost spills off the screen. Suraj Sharma plays Pi, and he gives a multilayer performance. The Tiger is mostly animated, but it's so well done that you never question its authenticity.