Movie Life of Pi (2012)

Released 20121121.
Watched 20121202 Theater. Landmark's Harbor East [LIFE OF PI] 9:45 PM $12.00
Life of Pi (2012) Ang Lee. 127 min [botnotsn (2001) by Yann Martel]

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I definitely liked this movie. Other movies I'm reminded of after watching this movie are Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Finding Neverland (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005), and Bridge to Terabithia (2007).

Overall this movie was solid and did a great job of immersing me into an alternate reality, similar to the other movies I mentioned. With that being said, I intuitively like Pan's Labyrinth and Finding Neverland more than Life of Pi. Likewise, for unknown reasons, I like Life of Pi more than the remaining two movies.

Analyzing the rough order in which I ranked the five movies (Pan's Labyrinth outranking Finding Neverland), perhaps I merely ranked the darker and more dramatic movies higher. On that note, I find the overall story of this movie to be appreciated by an audience whose minimum age is older than the minimum age needed to appreciate both The Chronicles of Narnia and Bridge to Terabithia.

In the end, if you like any of the above movies, then you should consider seeing any of the others. If you have any reservations, then I recommend you see Life of Pi, Finding Neverland, and/or Pan's Labyrinth.

Magical Scene:

I like the background art in the credits.

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