1/11/2013

Movie Review: Life of Pi (2012)


Life of Pi is a modern retelling of the Story of Job, but with director Ang Lee creating a kaleidescopic world.

When Pi Patel(Suraj Sharma) gets stranded on a lifeboat on the Pacific Ocean with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a tiger, his faith and will to live get tested. He attempts to master the elements to pull through and in the end, a very valuable lesson about life and belief in God is learned.

I'm pretty amazed how Lee is able to create a visual spectacle in a seemingly vast void of an ocean, and keep everything together with a winsome story. For the most part of the film, we see Pi struggling with the tiger (named Richard Parker), and I thought the performance was heartfelt.

Life of Pi is a feel-good film in terms of reconciling one's religion and faith, and raises good points about the existence of God.


Rating: 4.5/5
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