Perhaps one of the best movie I watched thus far in the year of 2012 and with only one month left in this calender year, it will take something extraordinary to dethrone this movie off the throne of my favorite movie in the year of 2012.
Life of Pi's Official Trailer :
Throw all your commercial type of movies out of the window. What Life of Pi have installed for you is an awesome story line (A best selling award winning novel cant be that bad after all) couple with an even stunning 3D visual effects. Thats the type of combos that any film going against it will have to face.
Story line generally goes around Pi who narrated his adventure to a writer who is seeking inspiration in his works. The story told by Pi is mainly focused on how he survived a ship wreck and after that how he managed to stay alive on a float boat with a tiger on board with him. So, the first part of story will be jumping around Pi's childhood and how he was introduced to several religion and how he decided to combine a few religions together. You can say he is one of the most religious person you will ever encounter. Don't be fool when you think that all these religious stuffs will be boring as the movie might indicate to you the opposite. The first part of the movie saw people laughing out loud off their seats. Its pretty impressively funny yet religious !
The second part of the story took place on the sea. So be prepared for some sea riding and if you are not going in for the 3D version, you are missing out one of the best in sea experience a movie can gives you. So hang on to your safety vest while roller costing in the arm of mother nature on a pair of 3D glasses. Visual satisfaction will blown you off the world . A 3D is a must for this movie if you ask me.
The third and last part is the story after Pi was rescued on the Mexican shores. Some investigator came over and asked him what transpired during his adventure on the sea. He first gave the exact type of story you seen throughout the movie but he was doubted on several points especially when it is far from being logical and realistic. He then told another version, the type which is realistically cruel. He was crying when he told this version of story. The writer then asked him which story is the true version and he then replied that he gave him the two versions , one is wonderful, the other was horrifying but both with the same ending that is he is the only one who survived the ship wreck and it is now up to the write to decide which story is the true version since it is now the writer's story ...............................
So , which story you chooses to believe ?
Verdict : awesome visual enjoyment in 3D mode coupled with an inspiring and meaningful story line gives you Life of Pi and unlike all those doggy endings that several movies offered us in the calender year of 2012, this will definitely ggave you some goose bumps as I am now writing this review. Although still cant beat my several others all time favorite, this is definitely join my list of must watch movie and my very first must watch movie in 3D !
|4-5 stars - highly recommended in 3D version|