Life of Pi

Yesterday I finally got a chance to watch “Life of Pi” 3D in theatre! YEAAAY!

When the movie came out, everybody said it was awesome, so I decided to read the novel first and watch the movie after that. I bought the novel last week. The cover was quite cute

the new cover

the new cover

Because I was so busy with other things, it takes me a full week to finally done reading the book. So now I’m gonna write my first book and movie review.

First, the book. It was a really great novel. When I first read it I thought it was based on a true story. I don’t know why I thought that, I must have misread something, but that’s what I believed. It was a sad day when I discovered it wasn’t. That might have been a step in the road of the smashing of my romantic ideals. One of the reasons I wanna read this book is because I heard Obama really love this book, he even wrote a hand written letter to Yann Martel. It’s a two-paragraph note saying: “My daughter and I just finished reading Life of Pi together. Both of us agreed we prefer the story with animals. It is a lovely book — an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling. Thank you.”, after I saw this, I went straight to the book store (so much enthusiasm). So the book starts with an author’s note, in the author’s note he explains how he met Pi Patel. The first part of the book tells a story of Pi’s life before the tragedy. It’s a bit long, around 100 pages. The second part is Pi in the pacific ocean, and the third part is his life after the tragedy. Overall, I think the book is really2 good. You’ll need a huge imagination to read it. Read this book. Not because it is an exceptional piece of literary talent. It is, of course. Read this book because in recent memory there have been no stories which make such grand statements with such few elements. As Pi says in his story “Life on a lifeboat isn’t much of a life. It is like an end game in chess, a game with few pieces. The elements couldn’t be more simple, nor the stakes higher.” It is the same with Martel’s undulating fable of a book about a boy in a boat with a tiger. A simple story with potentially life altering consequences for its readers.

Next, the movie. Most of the movie that’s adapted from a novel is never as good as the novel itself, but I think Life of Pi is different. The movie was that good, it left me speechless. I mean like, it’s a very well made movie, and because I watched the 3D version (everyone said the 3D one was better), it was Amazing! Of course there were few parts that’s in the book but was not in the movie, they cut out and changed a few parts, but it doesn’t really affect the movie, eventho i was a little surprised by how short the first part was in the movie, but thank god all the important parts were there (unlike harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2 or breaking dawn part 2, i was soooo dissapointed). Life of Pi has some world-class performances and it’s quite surprising young Suraj Sharma, in his first professional acting experience playing the lead role like an absolute and experienced actor. There is nothing more we could add to this review, as Life of Pi is an absolute cinematic triumph, a visual and emotional experience that must be seen. i think this movie is a clear Oscar contender for best film. A must watch!

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