Life of Pi Movie Review
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Ang Lee (Taking Woodstock, Brokeback Mountain) has orchestrated a magnificent film about courage and faith in the face of extreme adversity. It is an accomplishment in film-making and story-telling that will earn its place among the grandest motion pictures of all time.
Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) is a youngster on a voyage with his family from India to their future home in Canada. They takes this voyage, along with their zoo animals, by freighter ship. In a storm, the boat sinks, killing everyone aboard except Pi who has managed to escape by lifeboat. A few animals make their way aboard Pi’s boat including a fierce Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker. Pi and Richard Parker form a shaky relationship that eventually would save both of their lives.
Life of Pi comes from a novel by Yann Martel. It’s been largely considered an unfilmable piece of literature. Ang Lee will surprise those critiques with this adaptation. The story-telling is great, though it is overshadowed by the film-making. Pi is beautiful. Much akin to Avatar, the special effects and 3D will amaze.
You can also catch Rise of the Guardians and Red Dawn this holiday weekend.