Life of Pi Quotes by Yann Martel
Review: Life of Pi
First of all, I was very skeptical about seeing an adaptation of this novel on the big screen when it was first announced a couple years ago. This book is my favorite novel of all time, so my expectations are hard to live up to. It is a very difficult concept to properly grasp on film, due to the fact that the two main characters are a boy and a tiger. Enter Ang Lee--who has masterfully grasped the ideals put forth by Yann Martel in the novel and portrayed them for the masses to see on the big screen. Lee takes viewers on an emotional and religious journey for two hours. This journey is both visually stunning and in full 3D. Mission accomplished, Ang Lee.
I've never read the book and the only real backstory I had on the film was passing by a poster for it once or twice. Walking out, I was ultimately glad I decided to go see it. While it is not a film without flaws, it is also one that has some great moments throughout its minutes. Life of Pi is the story of Pi Patel Suraj Sharma , a year-old boy who is stranded alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, zebra, chimpanzee and Bengal tiger after a freighter trip to Canada with his family goes awry. The film's plot uses a frame narrative structure, meaning the plot is actually a story told by other characters to cover a long period of time in only a couple hours.
By Andrew Chan on November 19, All things considered, we should probably be grateful that a director who has languished for several years in a rut of middlebrow mediocrity has just made his most entertaining film in more than a decade and—thanks to an abundance of lushly imagined 3D—hands-down the most visually splendid of his career. The film could hardly be more buoyant, kicking off with a pop-up-book display of zoological delights: giraffes, monkeys, pink flamingos, and an adorable sloth dangling from a tree fill the screen with remarkable tactility as the opening credits roll. Born in Pondicherry to a zookeeper, Pi proves early on to be a precocious little transgressor of both natural and social norms. The winds rage, the waves crash—and with 3D so immersive it seems to bring the ocean right up to your eyes, Lee milks a tired genre premise for every last old-fashioned thrill it can offer. Perhaps more important, though, are the unconvincing ways in which this simple sea yarn attempts to stretch beyond its own limitations. You have to ask yourself: what happened to despair and doubt and melancholy?
Common Sense says
The Ultimate Lesson on Life and God - Life Of Pi (2013)
There were times, director Ang Lee says with a wry smile, that he envied his fictional film subject. Sometimes things feel harder. Such as making this movie. Life of Pi has been a four-year epic journey for Lee, 58, who struggled to bring Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel to the screen. The story of a young Indian boy exploring his spirituality before heading out on an ill-fated journey with his family and a menagerie of animals across the Pacific was long considered unfilmable — especially because a storm leaves Pi alone on the raft with the tiger for much of the story. But the Oscar-winning Lee best director for 's Brokeback Mountain and best foreign film for 's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon persevered just as surely as Pi eventually finds land.