It’s a few days before the Oscars, with three more films to go! And on our route we came across “the life of Pi”.
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.
And now you’re thinking, really a boy and a tiger on a liferaft? How can this be anf for 2 hrs to? At least that was what I was thinking.
So the movie. It impressed me from the start. The setting the cinematography, it’s great. The swimmingpool scène of Pi’s uncle swimming and the clouds “reflecting” in it, marvolous. But even though the cinematography and special effects are great this movies is great for its cast. Suraj Sharma who plays the young Pi is excellent. The fear, the will to survive, the despair and surrender to death itself.
The story itself is amazing, not at all of what I was expecting, funny, serious, sadening, miraculeus and amazing.
I would like to end this entry with the following quote from the movie:
“Mr. Patel’s is an astounding story, courage and endurance unparalleled in the history of ship-wrecks. Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger.”
And the trailer.