Life Of Pi Film Review


Through a terrible tragedy, Pi is separated from his family through a journey to Canada,becomes shipwrecked, and his only companion is Richard Parker, the tiger fighting for survival and searching for the right religion.


The adventure starts in Pondicherry, India where Piscine Patel changes his name to Pi so he can avoid being bullied by his peers. His family owns a zoo however the business is failing this is why the Patel family decide to move to Canada.  On the zoo Pi encounters Richard Parker, the tiger. Then the ship that the Patels were on, started to sink and sadly only Pi survived the tragedy. Pi survives by jumping into a small boat with three different animals, a tiger, a hyena and a orangutan. After a few days on the boat, Pi and the animals become hungry and the hyena kills and eats the orangutan. Pi becomes distressed and Richard Parker eats the hyena. Richard Parker and Pi build up a relationship when they are shipwrecked. They go on an unforgettable journey that tests Pi’s faith and even the viewers faith and beliefs.

Ang Lee includes many different religions and beliefs. Pi’s father acts, behaves and talks like an atheist and contradicts Pi from even having faith in a religion. However his mother is more opened minded and tries to reason with his father. God and science are the two main beliefs in Life Of Pi. It is unknown if Ang Lee uses Life Of Pi to send a message about religions and faith but they sure do add depth to Life Of Pi. This creates question that are not answered specifically in Life Of Pi. He is the god of Life Of Pi universe, always in control.

Life Of Pi is visually very attractive to the eye, in 3D or 2D. Seem less transitions and perfect mirror images creates such an atmosphere that the viewer can believe that they can touch or smell the salty sea water.

5 out of 5 fothe movie Life Of Pi

2 Responses to “Life Of Pi Film Review”

  • polarb Says:

    Hi, it’s Bruke.

    WWW: You told the reader about what one of the main parts of the story is, faith and religion. You also mentioned the visuals, which is important in films.

    EBI: I think you included too much information in the log-line and that the second paragraph wasn’t necessary. Read over it and make sure you are saying what you are trying to say.

    Well done!

  • joelbnorth Says:

    Well done to both of you.
    Gabriel: This is a well developed first draft. I agree with Bruke’s feedback entirely but I would expand it to include the following:
    Gabriel, I think you would really benefit from careful editing of sentence structures when you’re finished – is each word necessary? Is your meaning clear?


    Mr North