Pi was lost at sea for 227 days, symbolically relevant because 22 divided by 7 approximately equals pi, 3.14. I never write a real review, so for details go to others. While no doubt those days on the survival craft must have been difficult, Pi was the only survivor, had a lot of time to become creative, and could say anything he wanted. The whole story was somewhat like a dream, in that real characters end up distorted in your sleeping mind (like Dorothy's in Wizard of Oz). Under these extraordinary circumstances, though, just the psychological trauma resulted in Pi making up all the stuff about animals. So what! Whether it's Star Wars, vampire films or the Bible, creative thinking is what films are all about.
direction of Ang Lee and the acting performance of Suraj Sharma, with no previous show business experience. The computer graphics were fabulous, especially meerkat island and Richard Parker (yes, unexpected name, but there are at least three explanations), the Bengal Tiger, and, no doubt the translated version of Pi. Lee must love that animal, for one of his other hits was Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (which, in case you did not know, represents the hidden talents in anyone). I loved the scene of a whale shark wafting under the boat. There would have been no movie without the tiger and the meerkats. The film came in at #5 this five day weekend, accruing box office revenues of $30 million. That vampire film remained #1.
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