#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive.
Plot: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
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My rating: 4 out of 10 stars
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
I did not have huge expectations on this movie since it is not exactly my style of movie but nevertheless I have to say that I was disappointed. The movie is certainly quite beautiful to watch, at least part of it. However it is also a movie with a strong theistic agenda. Even though it is, luckily, not really religious/political extremism it is thick and intruding nonetheless. I was expecting Pi to actually learn something during the course of his adventure but he does not. He starts the movie gullible and foolish looking for meaning in life (religion) and the movie ends pretty much in the same way with him claiming that he had faith and therefore he survived. Yet none of the decisions he made was based on faith but simply pragmatical decisions of survival. If anything the movie proved that faith or religion had nothing to do with it.
As I said the movie was, partly, quite beautiful to watch and this is entirely what rendered it the stars that I gave it. For the rest it was a very boring movie. The only mildly entertaining part was the scenes on the boat with Gérard Depardieu playing the very unpleasant cook. As beautiful to watch as they were many of the scenes were quite unrealistic though and had an artificial look to them even when, I believe, it was not intended. We bought the movie because my youngest daughter loves movies about animals but not even she was overly entertained by this movie.
Perfectly written, amazingly filmed, and surprisingly ended. Definitely, going in my amnisa list.
Life of Pi is a visual spectacle, Irrfan Kahn’s best
There are a lot of positive and admirable things about Ang Lee’s latest Life of Pi. Cinematographer Claudio Miranda captures the most uproarious and glorious shots captured this year thus far. The 3D effects are some of the best ever seen and feels absolutely necessary in a film so heavy handed with religious tones. What Mychael Danna achieves in Lee’s film has just placed him in the forefront of great film composers working today. He continues to impress with his musical range, envelopes the film’s message and thematic narrative in somber and beautiful melodic notes. On Visual Effects alone, Life of Pi will likely land a nomination for Best Picture. What Lee invents with the ocean and the integration of the tiger and the other animals is spectacular. He allows the mood of the film and the imagery to marry each other in a ceremonial experience that stands next to Sci-Fi epics like Avatar (2009) and Hugo (2011).
Newcomer Suraj Sharma puts a valiant effort in the role of “Pi,” a performance that may land him more critical and impressive roles in the future. The work is reminiscent of great breakthrough performers like Rudy Youngblood (Apocalypto, 2006) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, 2008); both were impressive turns but sadly will not catch any awards attention. Irrfan Kahn, who has delivered in great supporting turns like The Namesake (2006) and A Mighty Heart (2007), could have his best chance ever for serious awards attention. His hurdle will be a minimal screen presence and a supporting actor race that’s crowded with “movie stars.”
Lee directs the film with a firm hand. He knows what he wants to say and for the most part gets his message across. Unfortunately an unfocused and at times jumbled screenplay by the great David Magee creates an atmosphere that relies more on the visuals then the narrative. Also, I’m unfamiliar with the book by Yann Martel, never read it before, so I have nothing to compare it to but much of the story’s elements of surprise feel rather cheap and ill-fitting. Not sure how it will play with others but the film remains pretty consistent on the entertainment sector.
Lee explains his preparation for the film at the New York Film Festival with such passion and delight. He speaks about getting Sharma properly prepared by placing him on a boat in the middle of the ocean and meeting a real life shipwreck survivor; Lee’s love for the project comes through, all four years in the making. It’s a directorial achievement that the Director’s branch of the Academy could easily get behind.
The film lands solidly on the front door of awards season with ease and could rally a loyal legion of followers. Look out for the National Board of Review to kick it off I can almost put money on it.
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Better On The Technical Level Than Storytelling Just Like Avatar
Life of Pi is a 3D adventure drama film adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel of the same title that revolves around an Indian man named Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel.It was directed by Ang Lee and it features cast that includes Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, and Adil Hussain.
Pi happens to be a novelist who lives in Canada.He tells the story of how he survived a shipwreck at age 16 wherein his family dies and his experience of being stranded in lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean together with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.This leads his to adventure and a journey to self-discovery.
Just like Avatar,this movie is critical and commercial success.And just like the said movie,it is also better on the technical level rather than the storytelling as the 3D special effects unfortunately somehow supersedes the emotional and insightful story of Pi.Too bad that the magnificent visual splendor of the film could take away the viewers attention to what the main character – Pi – is all about especially in times of the most difficult moments of his life particularly in his struggle to survive and overcome the most painful ones when his family dies.Nevertheless,one cannot deny that this remains a great film as it is a visual masterpiece from Ang Lee despite of the reasons mentioned above.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Director Ang Lee
Writer Yann Martel, David Magee
Actors Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain
Country United States, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, France, India
Awards Won 4 Oscars. 81 wins & 134 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby, Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1, Sonics-DDP
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (some scenes), 1.85 : 1, 2.00 : 1 (some scenes), 2.39 : 1 (one scene)
Camera Arri Alexa, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, PACE Fusion 3-D
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Montreal, Canada (dailies: Montreal)
Film Length 3,473 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)