Life of Pi Review

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LIFE OF PI Friday, February 8th 2013 The movie ‘Life of Pi” directed by Ang lee, is based on a bestselling novel written by Yann Martel in 2001. This astounding digital creation is about an Indian boy, named Piscine, who survives a shipwreck and finds himself on a lifeboat with unexpected company including a tiger, a hyena, a zebra and an orangutan. With beautiful imagery, and effects, it invites the viewer into this rich 3D experience and a life-changing journey. “Life of Pi” is a life-experience told by Piscine, to a young author writing a book about it. The story is told after the journey was already done. He tells the author that it is a story that will make him believe in God. It is told in a flashback perspective, going back to scenes as Piscine tells them. It is a narrative 3D movie full of excitement and breath-taking visuals. The movie starts by briefly explaining Piscine’s life in India. Piscine was a smart boy who’s father made a living, by being the owner of a zoo. The scenes at the beginning of the movie portray Piscine as an independent little boy, who goes to school and works hard on the side to make some money for himself. Piscine was named after his uncle’s favourite swimming pool, and even though his name had meaning, he was made fun of at school by the rest of the kids because his name resembles the word “piss”. Piscine did everything he could to get the kids to stop teasing him. After some time, Piscine changed his name to a short form, and told everybody to call him Pi. One day, Pi’s family was forced to sell the zoo and move to Canada, in order to start a new life. The movie starts off with Pi and his family on a ship, on their way to Canada, with the animals caged inside as well. Following, is a descriptive scene of a storm, which I found to be breath taking, as it made me feel, as I was a part of it. The huge waves and the rain

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