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Life of Pi (2012)

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“One of the most remarkable films in recent years.”

-Richard Roeper

Life of Pi Review

Life of Pi

(2012)

In theaters:
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Genre:
Adventure, Drama

Director:
Ang Lee

Cast:
Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma, Adil Hussain

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Donny Duke said on Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:04:32 AM
Spiritual Will
Had Its Will


Richard Parker,
He’s the lineman.
Hey I need you.
You’re somethin’
Rock the boat,
A little patrol of safety
From the most dangerous thing of all,
What keep me on my toes
Till the morning come.
Put ‘im beside your bed.
You grow strength that way.

Never a release from the tiger.
I’m not lyin’.
Among other things
You show it rules to obey
It will learn them.
Boy mustn’t get too carried away.
The moment of mastery has arrived.
A friendship now it knows you.
Take him to salt.
He’s your challenger no more.
It’s your moment past him.
Something bigger,
Bigger than life even,
Is your next movie.
Can’t a cheetah do it,
Make on earth reveal God.

Richard Parker,
Thank you Richard Parker.
I must’ve been asleep.
This symbolism gown,
This gonna cost yah.
You make them wear veils
What you’d reach for wrong.
I skipped a generation,
Let it come in for school.
After a good many trials and tribulations
I reached my way North.

Now what did Life of Pi
Have to teach us?
You know,
I wanna tell you somethin’.
What?
You thought you just winked right out of there.
For oneness to occur
Even
How many miles of road
With their temple
That’s-Not-All-the-People-Can-Discover:
The comic consciousness.

Steven Freekin said on Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:59:37 PM
Ang Lee's Life of Pi was Jaw Dropping, Eye Popping, Heart Stomping, Pulse Pounding, Mind Blowing, epic movie of the year! Wow a great emotional and spiritual roller coaster ride like never before.

Patrick Wells said on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:39:00 AM
Tizzy, calm yourself. While the "liberal nut bag Democrat" line was way overboard and extremely insulting, Jim had a very good point before that, and I say all of this as a "nut bag" Democrat ;). Too often nowadays we get comments like Justin's, where close minded people completely tune out stories with any religious or spiritual themes, not realizing that spirituality is a universally important theme no matter what religion you belong to or if you are a theist or even atheist. Spirituality extends to exploration of the human condition, and even religious themes can be viewed as metaphors for the everyday struggles that everyone goes through in this life. It's a shame that there are so many closed minded atheists these days who are so quick to tune out true artistry and themes and metaphors that could very well help them in their lives.

Mathew said on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:02:55 PM
Justin, I don't really see a reason for trepidation when it comes to the spiritual themes of the film. Especially since the conclusion made is inherently tied to the acceptance of these being stories, and the nature of unreliable narrators. This is one of a very few films/novels that approaches spirituality and the place of religion in modern culture without a heavy hand, and with a great deal of thought. It's a meditation and if anything concludes with a sentiment that is akin with Buddhism. There's no threat here and I'm someone who is extremely vigilant towards spiritual/religious themes leading art. This is philosophy and no way tied to dogma and a beautiful place to start a conversation.

Tizzy said on Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:11:03 PM
Jim, calm down. You're making a fool of yourself. Justin is allowed to have his opinion without you spouting off like a crazy person and calling him a "liberal nut bag Democrat". Just so you know, I'm a Republican and people like you make me sick.

Aron Toplitsky said on Sunday, December 09, 2012 10:15:19 PM
Richard, this is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time! I'm the kind of guy who never gets teary eyes from a movie, yet this film affected me.

Jim Hackett said on Saturday, December 08, 2012 9:15:50 PM
Justin. So you must think that no story or movie should have any reference to any religion, even if that's part of the story. Really.

Jim Hackett said on Saturday, December 08, 2012 7:09:36 PM
Justin, this a movie created and a story that has some religious content. Are you suggesting that because you may not believe in Catholic religion, the Hindu or Muslim religions that no one can ever make a movie that refers to any religion. Obviously you are a liberal nut bag democrat that wants everyone to believe only what you want them to believe. God Bless you, and enlighten you on your journey.

Justin Hamaker said on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:23:48 AM
I am very torn about Life of Pi. I found the story to be immensely interesting and the visuals are extraordinary. However, I was turned off by the spiritual and religious themes of the movie. Still, I would rather see movies like Life of Pi over another retread, sequel, or spinoff.

 
 
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