Film review: Life of Pi


The movie “Life of Pi” tells us the story of Piscine Molitor. Piscine grew up in India with is mother, father and brother Ravi. His parents own a zoo and Piscine works here while he catches an interest in the Bengal Tiger, Richard Parker. At a young age he was introduced to Islam and Christianly, and despite that he already is Hindu he decides to follow all three religions. He develops a strong relationship with God trough all three religions. At 16 Pi (Short for Piscine) and his family decides to move to Canada. They had realized that is they sold all of their animals they could afford it. His mother and father take all the animals with them on a big boat, as well with the family. One night the ship finds it self in a big storm while Pi runs around on deck. The ship starts to sink and Pi doesn’t find his family before someone throws him onto a lifeboat. So he watches the ship sink and his family drown. He is then left alone at sea in a lifeboat. There are four animals with him in the boat in the beginning. But three of them die very fast and Pi is alone with the tiger Richard Parker. This makes it a lot more challenging and Pi struggles with having the tiger there.

The highlight of the film was in my opinion when Pi and Richard Parker stranded on the mysterious island made out of floating plants. They eat, sleep, and drink water and charges up to continue the journey. I didn’t like the ending and found it very disappointing. In the end we get to know that the story wasn’t true, and that there wasn’t any tiger. I liked the story, but for me they could have left that part out. I’m very impressed with the actor that plays Pi at sea. He has shot almost the whole movie alone and it much more challenging to act with only you. It’s easier to slip out of character when you’re alone. He should really be praised for his part, I can’t have been easy to have his part. A special effect that should be mention is the animals and the storms at sea. The storms where so realistic, and looked almost that they could have been real. The same with the animals, I really questioned myself if they where real or not. But to have a so tamed tiger doesn’t seam realistic. After all I liked the movie, not really my type of genre but it was kind of thrilling.

In this review it seams like the reviewer is very impressed by the film, because he use words like “magnificent” to describe the film. He also points out the acting in the film, but not too much. He points out the acting by the two oldest people that play Pi. The reviewer reveals a lot of the plot with a lot of details, but it doesn’t reveal the ending either. So I guess he writes just a bit too much. Ang Lee was the one directing the movie, and the reviewer talks about him very enchanted. He writes more about the director then the actors, and it seams like he’s a big fan. After reading it a couple of times, I still can’t find any criticism. I think there might be something behind some irony, but other then that it’s nothing straightforward. I think the writer of this review could write more about the acting and the actors. They’re after all a big part of the movie. This review makes me look at this movie cheesier, when I actually liked it before I read the review. I don’t really know why, but it might be because the review was written sort of cheesy. I actually found the review hard to read, nothing was straightforward. Witch is how I think a film review should be written. This got to complicated and the reviewer mix the points together. This makes it harder to understand what he means, and what to say with the review.



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