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~

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