Based on the book by Yann Martel, it tells the tale of Pi, who gets shipwrecked and stranded in the Pacific Ocean for 227 days with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
It is an extraordinary story and half the time I was really afraid of the tiger. But to be honest, I felt the hyena was scarier than the tiger. I guess that was the only time Pi was glad Richard Parker was on the lifeboat. Mostly, we experienced the wonders of nature through Pi – the flying fish, the bioluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) plankton, a mysterious island or a horrible storm that ultimately tamed Richard Parker.
The tiger was really magnificent and even though I did not watch it in 3D, I could still see its whiskers very clearly. The movie deals with spirituality and it shows through Pi’s many religions at an early age and the focus on the tiger’s eyes because Pi believes that animals have souls too. Personally, I liked the part with the flying fish because they finally had food! Pi even fights for his food against Richard Parker! One point for Pi!
One amusing moment has to be the “abundance” of food for Richard Parker when they arrive at the island. Poor meerkats though.
Watch for the amazing visual spectacle!