This movie has been in my library for a long time. Unwatched.
I prejudiced this movie too much.
Why? Because I thought, it is a movie about a boy who's getting in trouble, and finds himself on a small rescue boat on the ocean with a tiger. And the tiger. is getting his very best friend, they r gonna survive and: HAPPY END.
On a boat.
Before watching this movie I thought, okay, this might get REALLY boring. Well I did not got bored at all! There was so much happing all the time.
I do not want to spoiler, but I loved the ending as well. Not the real big Hollywood - Ending where everyone is happy.
Stupid plot. Well, it wasn't.
When you watch this movie, you will get funny scenes (especially in the beginning), and really good actors.
You get stunning pictures and I do not mean the tiger by that. Sure the tiger / animals were GREAT, but I loved the pictures around the boat really much.
Life of Pi was one of the best movies I have seen this year... and it is October right now ;)
Absolutely brilliant CGI. A must watch purely for visuals, CGI and cinematography. And please don't miss the intro.
Magical, but slow in some parts. You may enjoy that though.
I watched this movie for the 3rd time today. I always love the visuals and the incredible cgi. This movie has some of the best cgi you will ever see, it's incredible. The movie is worth seeing for the visuals alone, not to mention the brilliant sound editing and great acting from Sharma.
Now here come spoilers so stop reading if you haven't seen the movie.
Now in the past I have criticized this movie for the ending. The movie seems to be telling the audience that despite the clear allegory of the animals story, that is the one you should believe. I don't think that is the case. The story Pi told was clearly allegorical and the plot rests on that. The zebra who's leg is broken was a sailor who was hurt, the orangutan was his mother, the hyena was the cook and the tiger was pi. The sailor was hurt and the cook killed him and ate him. The mother attacked the cook and the cook killed her. Pi then kills the cook. In the story the zebra is killed and eaten by the hyena and the orangutan attacks the hyena and ends up getting killed. The tiger kills the hyena. The movie shows the events of the story and then uses the rest of the movie to show a battle between Pi and the tiger. This represents pis battle with this incredible anger inside of him. Pi says in the movie that the tiger can't be tamed but it can be trained. When Pi survives the tiger leaves unceremoniously. The story represents Pi's battle with himself and his deliverance has freed him from anger. The first 2 times I watched it I thought the ending was saying we are supposed to believe the animals story. It ends with the reporter saying he likes the animals story better and pi responding "and so it goes with God" I always thought pi was saying that is the true story, this time I believe he's saying that's the story God also chooses to believe, as if to say Pi believes God has forgiven him for what he's done. The reporter then opens the report and shows how the investigators wrote about the Bengal tiger story, I always thought this was stupid when they clearly believed the true story, I realize this time that they were covering his ass. I always thought the ending to the movie was flawed for making us believe the ridiculous story, I realize now that was the wrong way to look at it.
Overall LIfe of Pi is one of my favorite films of the last few years, featuring some of the best computer work out there. 9/10.
My first rewatch since I saw it for the first time when it came out and Life of Pi continues to be absolutely wonderful. A true visual masterpiece.
Mostly what I wanted to remove from this second viewing was to pay more attention to details and see if my interpretation of the story could be different. It wasn't. I still have the same idea about the story.
Is very interesting how some more complex films might cause different emotions and ideas on every person. This film might be seen from many different perspectives and that's what's the best of it.
Ang Lee totally deserved the oscar for Best Director because all of the things about this films were impeccably done.
Triumph of form over substance. Great pictures, effects, and music. Monologues little pompous. For the first time my favorite character in the film was a tiger. :)