Life of Pi: Movie

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About:

This drama film was directed by Ang Lee and was released in September, 2012.

Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes (125 minutes)

Cast:

  • Suraj Sharma as Pi (Age 16)
  • Irrfan Khan as Pi (Adult)
  • Rafe Spall as Yann Martel

 

Story:

A family that owns a zoo decides to migrate from India to Canada via ship. But, along the way, the ship meets a terrible storm leaving everything broken and Piscine (Pi) without his family. Now, Pi must travel the vast oceans with his various animals to find land and hopefully survive.

 

Review:

I have seen this movie so many times it’s unhealthy. The movie revolves around a boy and his life. How he had everything and lost it all in an instant. How, with no set of skills, he was made to survive for weeks and months on minimum food, water, and a boat with a tiger on it.

The movie was very well made. With some wonderful acting and some great directing the movie turned out to be very interesting and was portrayed as a very realistic-like movie. The story was not all that unique in the sense that it is very common for someone to get stranded and then watch him struggle for survival. And, like any other movie, this one has a happy ending as well.

The only unique part was how the movie was portrayed. It displayed a building of understanding between the stranded man and animal. How man may seem to be the superior species but in the end it is required that everyone co-exists together in order to survive. The tiger, Richard Parker, prevented Pi from dying of boredom. He helped Pi always be aware of his surroundings and also, even if it may be accidentally, saved Pi through his most desperate times of need and hunger.

The use of green screen in this film is phenomenal . With some great animation the whole movie was given a great push. All the scenery definitely added some color to the film and didn’t make it feel all too bland.

The whole movie is actually a roller coaster of emotions. You go from how the kid seems to be in love to how he seems kind of sorrowful to feeling the greed that he has for food to how responsible the whole journey has made him. The main negative would be that the movie didn’t really capture me as a whole and wasn’t all that ‘joyous’ to watch.

But, I would still recommend to watch this film. It is a great watch and would definitely be worth the time. Overall good.

 

Rating:

I would give this movie 3/5 stars.

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