Written by David Magee, Yann Martel (novel)
Directed By Ang Lee
Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan & Adil Hussain
Life of Pi is a fantastic tale. This film is an event to go see on the silver screen. This film is a dance of lights and sound that truly create a sense of world travel and univeral experience. The mystic world of imagination is present throughout this film.
The story is of a young boy who grows up learning all about the world and becoming more spiritual in his humanity. He suffers a great deal of lose when his family is killed in a ship wrack and he is stranded on a raft with a tiger in the middle of the ocean. The story is a coming of age tale that hints at the existence and experience of god and the humility of life.
This film has amazing cinematography and CGI graphics. The tiger and ocean of fish truly capture the mind's eye of the audience while at the same time look hyper real and crisp. The film speaks of imagination and wonderment as if the audience must watch through the eyes of a child. Each moment the movie becomes more and more real while it become more and more fantastical.
The film ends poorly. What you were supposed to believe turns out to be something you have to choose to believe. This is not to say the film has little to offer. In fact, the film may offer more then, what at first, you might think. Religious belief and story telling play their own part in this story strangling arguing for themselves. But the whole of the film still holds up in the end.
Top 5. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen, this film has a family friendly plot that has lots to offer both children and adults.