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**** Worth seeing
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* It’s so bad its almost good... not... These are films I walked out on, or just fell asleep
(K: stars) Rating by my children. As they are easy to please, would typically be higher than mine...


Life of Pi (2012) *****

Life of PiTrust Ang Lee to take a mystical magical story such as Life of Pi, and turn it into an enchanting screen experience. It is simply superb. Credits also go to screenwriter David Magee, as transferring this complex story into a script is no small task.
Lee made a wise decision, casting the main roles with actors mostly unknown in the West, thus increasing the story’s credibility. I can go on and on about how enjoyable this film is – fantastic directing, excellent acting, cinematography, effects, music and editing, but that would only undermine an experience I wholeheartedly recommend you go see for yourself. Try catching it on the big screen, and if possible, 3-D would be a great choice for this particular movie.
I admit I had high expectations, and am glad to report I was not disappointed! It is rare I give a film five-star rating, this one gets it.

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    Posted @ 1/9/2013 5:04 AM by Ronen
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    Yes, so well made. That scene of the different religions is very compressed in the film (for obvious reasons of time-constraints) yet still made compelling. In the book the author elaborates much more and is able to paint such a beautiful picture of each practice through the eyes of a curious child, eyes that see the practices as complementing each other rather than competing> It is a lesson our world's religions leaders are yet to learn... *sigh*

    Posted @ 1/9/2013 5:04 AM by Mohiuddin Parekh
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    It was really inspiring movie, and the scenes where Pi was trying to get introduced with different religions, it reminded me of someone ;)

    Posted @ 1/9/2013 5:04 AM by SuperUser Account
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    I hear you. We were lucky to have the theater only half full and with respectful audience. The screen resolution was amazing as was the sound quality. I have been to movies in the past where the conditions were bad and it can absolutely take away from the experience.

    Posted @ 1/9/2013 5:04 AM by Monroe Movie Lover
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    I'll have to try again. Different audience, different town, better theater. I was sad not to be swept away by it.

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