Life of Pi

You can watch a hundred movies over the course of the year but I can guarantee it would only be one or two that will have you sit at the end watching through the entire credits sequence as you try to unravel exactly what just happened.

So it goes without saying, Life of Pi has left a pretty sizeable indent in my heart. I have a lot of empathy with this film and follow similar views of the protagonist, I am not a religious man but I do believe in god. Employing some form of logic and rationale to your life could be interpreted as contradictory where god is concerned, but they are not necessarily mutually exclusive. And this element and freedom of choice is what the film promotes so colourfully.

Ang Lee is one of my heroes. He was grossly underrated for his delivery of Hulk and has a magical skill of delivering story with a dose of childlike wonderment and magic.

Life of Pi is no exception to this. Vibrant with an incredible colour pallet (looks incredible on Bluray) and delicious visuals, I was genuinely perplexed at not being able to separate, at times, CGI from the real thing. The companion tiger was so utterly realistic, from its majestic full strength, to its weakened, skeletal state, I was in awe for the full duration of the movie.

The story is touching too, right up until the final five minutes, allowing us to wallow in our own theories of existentialism and philosophy.

If any foreign tourism board wants to promote their country, they need look no further than Ang Lee. India was portrayed as an exotic, magical land full of hope, promise and mystery. It’s a fitting background for the story which was equally fantastical.

These are the moments I live for. It’s an inspirational piece and demands my full respect and I salute those involved in making one of the most beautiful films I’ve seen in recent times.

Currently waiting for the soundtrack CD to arrive as the music was of equal standard to the music.

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