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Life of Pi



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Directed by: Ang Lee
Written by: David Magee
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Suraj Sharma, Irffan Khan, Gerard Depardieu, Adil Hussain
Studio: Fox
Genre: Drama
Official Site:
Plot: 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.

Review:

PROS:

+ fantastic special effects
+ fantastic cinematography
+ fantastic direction
+ great acting throughout (Sharma nails it)
+ great 3D (not Hugo level, the pinnacle, but still immersive and effective, definitely worth it)
+ great script
+ good score

OVERALL:

A funny, terrifying, saddening, heartwarming, thrilling and unique film. The technical aspects of the film are all done to the highest quality, especially the visuals. It is truly a visually stunning film from beginning to end. However it's more than just delicious eye candy, the film covers just about every emotion out there and makes you feel those emotions yourself, a difficult and impressive thing for a movie to do. On top of that while it is an adventure movie that all ages can watch and enjoy, do not be fooled into thinking this is a movie aimed at kids or families. There is actually some pretty intense, scary, dark and horrific content in here which surprised me, but it worked really well. This is a mature movie in a lot of ways, it covers a lot of emotions and a lot of themes, including religion and science, but never becomes too preachy one way or the other. It's just a refreshing and weighty experience all around, one that you should NOT wait to see. This movie is meant for the big screen like very few others are. Go see it in the biggest theatre possible with the best sound system and in 3D, it is worth it. Highly recommended.

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Other reviews of this film: KcMsterpce (10/10) , Beauski (8/10) > Display all
VitamanMan8
VitamanMan8 at 12:21 AM Nov 28

Soooooo I should see it?

OldKingClancy
OldKingClancy at 03:32 AM Nov 28

Sounds awesome.

tbondrage99
tbondrage99 at 06:40 PM Nov 28

Ok so now I think I have to see it. Great review.

Waking Life
Waking Life at 01:32 PM Dec 09

EXACTLY. XD



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