Thursday, January 03, 2013
Life of Pi
I read the book "Life of Pi" a few years back, due to the suggestion of one of my profs. I enjoyed reading the book quite immensely, and felt quite moved by it. Somehow I felt a lot of connections between the life of Pi and the life of myself. The book is definitely one of the best I've ever read.
When I heard that "Life of Pi" was made into a movie, and especially after reading up on the crew and the cast, I figured this is probably not yet another case of a really good book being mutilated into a movie. The book, as deep and wonderful as it is, it also tells a very simple story which I didn't imagine would be too hard to make into motion picture. And then I saw the trailer, and I knew that I absolutely had to see the movie.
As it turns out, the movie is indeed a very good adaptation of the book. Aside from remaining completely faithful to the book, the visual aspects of the movie are quite marvellous, and the music is breathtaking. And I'm also very happy to see that they didn't try to somehow hollywoodize the whole thing. =)
So for anyone who is a fan of the book, as well as anyone who's never heard of it before, "Life of Pi" is totally recommended. Best if you actually go to a movie theatre and see the 3D version, as there are some truly spectacular scenes in there. I enjoyed it very very much. =)