****This is not a movie review, but a movie impact****
Survival, Hope, Faith
These words found a new meaning in my vocabulary with sensational graphics and replaced my coined words from the Oxford.
Of course, I’ve read the book and I don’t think that a better reproduction of the book is possible. When I read the book, it was my own imagination and visualization of the acts and scenes in the book and I was amazed that I did closely match with some visuals of Ang Lee. Especially that particular scene of land where the water changes its nature over night.
I was stumped by many a scenes with graphics and special effects ruling the screen. The one in which the whale jumps out of the water – AMAZING !!!
The blue lighted sea – BEAUTIFUL !!!
The way the camera made us see through Richard Parker’s soul, just through his eyes – TOUCHING !!! Boy, is he a tiger or human – he touched a chord somewhere inside.
Just loved it – every scene, every dialogue !!! In fact, I was totally sinking in the ocean with Pi !!! And every word spoken, every scene enacted reminds me of the book page by page. Such brilliance in direction.
And the impact of the movie is such that, you question your basic principles of God or what He means to you !!! I loved the way Pi changes – scared during the first thunderstorm and brave and courageous during the second thunderstorm – actually trying to face the Super power of the World, through the lightning and stormy waves !!! And what a humbling experience to shout “I surrender” !!!
There is some super power, which gives us the strength and hope to go on with life. Many moments may not be what we want or what we like. But we still have to face it, as it’s a test of life. And when we go through some really tough situations, there are some positive signs around us to show us the way out. Sometimes we are pushed to do things, which we’ll never think of doing before. That’s another way of strengthening us.
Amazing experience watching LOP !!! And such an amazing life’s lesson, told really well !!!