Summary: The thing that is really important when you watch this movie is to keep an open mind. It is really different from anything I had ever seen before. It's also not very interesting to start with, but, as with a lot of movies, it's worthwhile to stick around. In the end, I found it very enjoyable and visually beautiful.
Excerpt: Wow what an amazing, best, Christian, drama, faith, action, story, and family move. I love Life of Pi and I saw it in theaters twice. I really think its defiently one of the best movies ever made. I love it how Richard Parker the tiger doesn't kill Pi in the movie. I love it also that it's Christian and faith movie. If Life of Pi would have won the movie of the year that woul have been excellent.
Excerpt: A beautiful film! Fueled by some amazing and dazzling visual effects, Life of Pi is a fantastical story of survival, but there's so much more to it. On the surface it's a survival story, but it's also a poignant tale about finding oneself. As the film draws to its close, you think you have a grasp on the message, but then the ending concludes and you realize there's a little bit more to think about.
Excerpt: Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" is a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery. Inspired by a worldwide best-seller that many readers must have assumed was unfilmable, it is a triumph over its difficulties. It is also a moving spiritual achievement, a movie whose title could have been shortened to "life." The story involves the 227 days that its teenage hero spends drifting across the Pacific in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.
Excerpt: Beautiful, enriching, and emotionally impactful, Life of Pi is cinematic poetry at some of its most authentic. It's a compelling blend of visual effects and storytelling. I watched the film on Blu-ray/3D, and I must say the 3D was jaw-dropping at many points. The visuals are handled incredibly well, used as a storytelling tool and create a massive spectacle. The CGI tiger, Richard Parker, looks outstanding.
Excerpt: Directed by Ang Lee Starring Suraj Sharma, Irfan Khan and Tabu 3.5/4 Ang Lee adapts the book Life of Pi, by Yann Martel into a riveting drama with whole new life containing creatures of various kinds, (thank god believable) a great storm attack with rustling depth, tense scenes along with psychological relation established between a boy and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
Excerpt: A moving, dark, humorous, beautiful, provocative, adventurous and addictive movie and definitely one of the best of the year. It will leave you thinking after viewing while not minding how the time went by. "Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger. " A film which is similar to the Titanic, Cast Away and Avatar, but with a better plot/acting and sense of spirituality.
Conclusion: Life of Pi will be a big contender when Awards Season comes and understandably so! It's a beautiful story following Pi a boy stranded on a boat after a storm with only a tiger. It's extremely interesting and very powerful. The film looks beautiful and this is possibly the best use of 3D I've ever, the film is one of the best looking out this year and for many years!
Conclusion: I didnt really listen to the hype or know too much about this film apart from he ends up shipwrecked with a tiger.. I didnt really know what to expect but I must say the story and acting are top draw and despite 3 quarters of this film being just a boy and a tiger it really does captivate you and draw you in. I wasnt really that impressed with the ending and it isnt up there with my favorate films of all time but it is well worth a watch and is especially good in 3D.