Whoops sorry this review is so late! I saw Life of Pi Sunday night and just didn't get a chance to do a review. Here it is.
I walked into the movie theater expecting a boring movie with little to no substance that wouldn't live up to the book. I was dead wrong. The movie (while not being THAT great) was pretty damn good. It had lots of emotion and great acting, despite Suraj Sharma being pretty much the sole actor, (and of course a Bengal tiger) a riveting plot and mind-blowing effects. Life of Pi is about a boy who's family is moving themselves along with their zoo from India to Canada by a cargo ship, the Tsimtsum. The ship sinks and the sole survivors are Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Throughout Pi's long time at sea he encounters a carnivorous island, dehydration, storms of epic proportions, and of course, the tiger. At first you may blow this movie off, but believe me it's not as bad as one might think. Now the movie itself was fine, no Oscars here, but it was generally good. But the special effects and production design was just incredible. Even just the scenes where Pi was alone on the calm water were great. Even some shots alone were enough to see it. One shot is of Pi floating beneath the surface of the ocean looking above at the sinking ship. This shot was mind-boggling in how good it was. I also recommend seeing this in 3D, it's worth the extra four bucks. Even if the plot of this movie isn't your thing, see it for the cinematography. I give it 3.9 out of 5 stars. Happy Viewing! Follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies and Like me on Facebook.