Monday, January 21, 2013

Life of 3.142

Smile Richard Parker we're on camera

Hoh hooo… Ever since I watched this movie I have been wanting to write a review on this one. Though this movie was long premiered and is no longer available in the cinemas, I would definitely recommend you to either purchase or *cough* download *cough* it. Life of Pi is a very interesting movie with an in depth meaning of which most of us did not notice. It touches deep in the question of belief and religion. Some might not agree with my opinions but hey everyone has their own rights to their own opinions. You could put yours in the comments below XD.


Life of Pi was described by IMDB as….

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.


This part was so sad I almost burst into tears... true story


The acclaimed award winning director Ang Lee has come out with yet another remarkable movie following his list of popular movies such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and *cough2* Brokeback Mountain. Unfortunately, the recent Life of Pi was only nominated in the recent Oscar, reaching the same level of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon but failed to achieve the victory Brokeback Mountain did. I guess the critics love homosexuality compared to bestiality hahahahaha… ok bad joke.

Oooooh lovey dovey... Haven't watched this but I'm definitely gonna watch this someday
Heath Ledgar couldn't accept this homo role, went looney in Dark Knight then kills himself :(

The storyline for this story was quite simple but was very well presented. For some, the flow might be a little slow but in my personal opinion, every scene plays very important roles in developing the story, explaining the concept of belief to its audience in a very subtle but effective way. The CGI for this movie was an eye opener and very breathtaking which displays surreal scenery leaving audience to dwell whether the whole story was real or just a fiction.

Pi Patel (played mostly by Suraj Sharma) was easily accepted by the audience as the character development of the main character was well built. The audiences were allowed to follow snippets of his life journey through funny yet interesting background and the fondness grew as he gets older getting to know love life and… several religions. Suraj Sharma solo acting was commendable as I myself could experience the anguish and suffering of stranded several days in the vast open sea with the company of… a Bengal Tiger.

Nothing but the vast ocean and the reflection of golden eternal sunset, breathtaking!

More surreal scenery from the movie Life of Pi, this... could make an excellent glow-in-the-dark puzzle

Now for the message of this incredible movie. Spoiler alert. In the end of this movie Pi Patel did tell the Japanese another version of the story once they insisted for Pi to tell the truth after the long surreal tale. These two version of the story relates to both having a belief regardless of any religion (this is symbolized by Pi having multiple religion at one time), or not having one or one could call atheism or scientism. One beautiful and very difficult to believe or hold on to, and another is explainable through science and pretty much cruel in a sense. The Japanese and the writer had made their choice on what to believe. Now you choose. The tiger symbolizes his urge to survive and once he reaches the shore, that disturbed split personality leaves him without even glancing back.

You have taken everything from me! What more do you want!
Above all, don't lose hope

All in all Life of Pi is a very interesting story with very memorable awesome visual effects. The mesmerizing experience brought together was shown by the collection of Oscar nomination for 11 categories of which some of them a mix of sound effect, original scores and visual effect which will take your breath away. Of course you won’t get them outside the cinema now but you might experience similar sensation with a well-built home theatre system ahaaa XD



Pi, played by Suraj Sharma, was never actually in the boat with a live tiger. Most of the tiger was very high-tech CGI technology and only some scenes like the tiger swimming in the water had a real tiger used.

Throughout the movie, there are shots which feature the profile view of a supine Vishnu (the sleeping Hindu God seen in the barge). He appears in the distant hills when Pi is on holiday and visits the church to drink the holy water. He appears in clouds on a dark night at sea. He is in the shape of the Marinas Trench on the oceanic map. He is also the carnivorous island in profile


Storyline - 7
Acting - 8
Cinematography - 9
Replayability - 8
Overall - 8.00

IMDB - 8.3
Rottentomatoes - 89%

I guess that’s all for now. Good day freaks~

Saturday, January 19, 2013

use3to5drops 2013

Hey all uhmmm… I hope its not too late for me to wish you reader (s?) Happy New Year. I know, I know it has been a while since I last blogged. Lets see when was my last post hmm hmmm… OMG it was back in April!! And I thought I just left this blog for a few months. Ah yes… I left this when Diablo III came out but forgot to get back to blogging when I stopped playing. It gets boring you know, grinding day in and day out, it feels like working without any pay :(

Yes, I have been too busy fighting the forces of Diablo... and there weren't any internet connection in Tristram :(

Now now… what to talk about… Im definitely not talking about my new year resolution. (If you’re wondering none of mine last year were met, and I won’t bother making any this year). Oh yes before that let me properly apologize for not updating this blog for more than half a year. Sorry Sorry *bows down*. I’ll be sure to put in a lot more effort this year (yeah right!). Wish me luck!

This is originally Sanji thanking Zeff but what the hell... I'm sorryyyy!! XD

What’s Gonna Happen to the 2013 Blog

More movie reviews!! We are currently having a small movie club in this forsaken land and I thought to myself hey why not. We usually plan to watch a movie every Wednesday and at of my friend’s. As of today, we have yet to fail watching these movies every week and these are what we have watched so far, Memento, Shawshank Redemption, Homeless to Havard, Limitless. Expect more movie reviews from the movie club and recent movies from the theatres :)

Uhhhmmm nothing beats popcorn while watching a good movie

Magic the Gathering topics will have less posts (so saaad) since my audiences (well actually my only audience) seems to be not so interested about it. Regardless, I will still cover large events such as the recent Magic the Gathering Grand Prix Singapore. I will hopefully post my current Selesnya decklist before I explore the possibilities of the new deck post Gatecrash :)

Woohoooo!! Gideon and Aurelia... really looking forward to Gatecrash!!

Last but not least. New short stories!! I have a few ideas in my head but posts like these were the hardest. Not only they’re long (and probably boring), they also require detail planning and quality check. Aaaah… I wish I have an editor to proof read my writings. I know the quality of my work is quite low but I’m looking forward to improve. I hope this will be one of my… uhmm healthy hobbies.

Murakami... best writer ever!! Even though most of his masterpiece are gloomy and dark, but I guess it befits me most ahaks.

I guess that’s about it for the 2013 intro. I will appreciate comments on the posts and hope that you will enjoy them. Till then… jya naaa~~