Lucky number 13 of the reorg. This one is “Life of Pi”. I ended up buying it, if that tells you anything.
Life of Pi was visually stunning, shockingly character detailed and – quite honestly – a movie i look forward to seeing again.
With the way the entertainment society is constantly throwing visuals at the movie goer it is hard not to feel jaded going into a movie. Sometimes you feel like you’ve seen everything. Life of Pi was one of those movies where i kept saying “woah.”
Well, enough of the foreplay, what was the movie about?
“A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.” – Life of Pi synopsis on IMDB
Directed by Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain) and staring a bunch of people i never heard of, the story is encapsulating. From start – to finish i was in India. I was on the boat. I was with the Tiger. Movies don’t typically do that.
I didn’t expect the movie to take capture of me. It looked pretty going into it, I like tigers, so i figured why not. I guess that is why i reacted the way i did to it.
What i liked about the movie:
What i didn’t like:
Something you should look for, if you decide to go see the film – which, at this point, i am urging you to – is the various Hemingway references or homages there are. Most are subtle, one is overt. It is a nice touch.
Go buy the movie. It’s just a great story. If you love the art of story telling, you will love this movie.