Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Movie Review: Life of Pi (2)

Went to Orchard Cineleisure to watch Life of Pi with Jose at 7.10pm. Everything looks beautiful in Life of Pi. The dangerous animals look beautiful. The terrible storms look beautiful. The crashing ocean waves, the twinkling stars, the wondrous carnivorous island on which the hero at one point lands — pure gorgeousness. All that luster reflects how devoted director Ang Lee is to his latest undertaking, an adaptation of Yann Martel's best-seller about a 16-year-old Indian boy named Pi who survives a shipwreck and crosses the Pacific in a lifeboat. Pi does so alone — except for the temporary company of a zebra, an orangutan, and a hyena, and the ongoing companionship of a Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Okay for kids? I think my blog readers such as Rose and Vicky with kids may be concerned about this. What I want to say is the animals and the crashing waves all look very real and may frighten really young viewers. But the language is lovely; Pi is courageous; and the amazing adventure should entice any kid who has ever dreamed of sailing away to someplace wild and new.

It's a 2 hours show but I never felt like it is 2 hours. I must say I enjoyed the movie from the start right to the end. *Blissful*

Rating: 6/10


Uncle Lee said...

Hi Libby, wow, been a long time, much water has flowed over Niagara Falls since last had you dropped by my pondok or me to yours.
I do not keep links so once after awhile I will as you mentioned, 'disappear'...reason being can't remember when person last popped in so I can klik on the callsign return visit.

Anyway, now we have found each other, Holy Smoke, sounds kind of romantic, ha ha...do keep in touch, I assure you I will.

I have heard of this movie you saw, but since retiring I stopped reading the papers, thus lost touch with what's going on in Hollywood.
From your description, sounds like a good movie judging your 'blissful'.
Hmmm, thought that word has more towards moonlight nights at the Maldives? Ha ha ha.

You have a nice day, and keep a song in your heart.
Incidentally, I had to look for you when I cleared you at my Immigration, you popped into my previous posting, but it's ok.
Good to see you again, Libby.

Hayley said...

Hmm sounds like a nice one!
Will catch it on DvD later ;)

Simple Person said...

i saw a review on this movie too..