Jump to content

whos seen Life Of Pi?
may contain spoilers


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 noonehere

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

so whos seen it?

what did you think at the end?

how do you perceive the end?



WARNING IF ALL GOES WELL AND I GET TO TALK ABOUT THE MOVIE THE BELOW POSTS WILL BE SPOILERS.

DO NOT READ FURTHER IF YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW.

Edited by duckasorus, 05 January 2013 - 09:36 PM.


#2 heart-beat

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

x

Edited by MadreLoca, 05 January 2013 - 09:33 PM.


#3 ~iMum~

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

Awwww! With an intro like that I was looking forward to the spoilers...and there aren't any sad.gif

#4 zogee

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

Loved it! Thought it was as good as I could have hoped for seeing as its one of my favourite books. The ending was ambiguous but I choose to believe the story with the tiger, orang utan etc, rather than the human characters. I love how it has a deeper message of respect for nature - even dangerous predators happy.gif and accepting fate. And not judging the animals for doing what comes naturally to them, ie: eating meat.
It's also quite funny in parts. I loved the cinematography so much, it was so beautiful, especially in 3D.

#5 zogee

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

ETA you should see it whathousework, it's awesome!

#6 Kalota

Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

I haven't seen it, but I've read the book! I remember pondering the end of the book for a while after reading it...

#7 nano-tyrannus

Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

I've heard it's good, but I'm choosing not to watch it as that was the movie that the Indian gang rape victim watched before the crime took place... just doesn't seem appropriate to watch it anymore

#8 Peanut

Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Erased my question, it really doesn't matter!

Edited by Peanut, 06 January 2013 - 03:32 PM.


#9 ~sydblue~

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:18 AM

QUOTE (nano-tyrannus @ 06/01/2013, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard it's good, but I'm choosing not to watch it as that was the movie that the Indian gang rape victim watched before the crime took place... just doesn't seem appropriate to watch it anymore

Why wouldn't it be appropriate to watch it?
Are you scared there is someone fat in it or something?

Seriously, the movie had nothing to do with what happened.

Oh and my kids want to go see it this week, so will probably be in here to talk about it after that.

Edited by ~sydblue~, 07 January 2013 - 07:21 AM.


#10 HRH Countrymel

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

I'm not going to see it.  
I read the book and when I heard they were making a film I shook my head, I don't think I could sit through that much CGI - I wish it to remain as I saw it in my head .

Slight side note.

I took my Dad to see 'Skyfall' at a Mums & Bubs session.  They showed a trailer for 'Life of Pi' there.
We had a lovely time.  In the car on the way back to the aged care facility where he lives he was saying what a great time he'd had - "Shall we do this again Dad?" I asked (rather pleased I had found an activity that my frail Dad could enjoy) "Not if it's that bloody stupid tiger on a raft thing Melsie!" he said quite adamantly!

So a no from Dad too!

#11 auntiesocial

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

I am always wary of watching movie adaptations of books I love, so I really didn't expect much from the movie. The cinematography was just lovely, and I really felt that it felt true to the book for the most part. My only criticism is that his spiritual musings while on the boat were somewhat skimmed over, but I do understand that the entire movie would have been so difficult to film. It was a visual treat though.

I find the animal version of the story more plausible, because I want to believe in it. The alternative version is gruesome, and takes us away from our human-ness somehow. It's ok for a hyena to kill an orangutan, because that's the animal world. The cook killing his mother is repulsive. On one hand, I know what's more plausible, but it's also the less palatable version. But the less plausible one is also the one where you think perhaps there is a God. Hmm that made no sense did it.



#12 PrincessPeach

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

I never knew it was a book at all until after I saw the movie. But I think it would be spectacular in 3D - although I found the middle a bit long & drawn out.

I think he uses the animal story to help him come to terms with what he really saw out there.

#13 Super Cat

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

I saw it, loved it but I haven't read the book. I'd love to believe the animal story but there's no way that orangutan would have stayed afloat on a raft made of bananas is that violent storm. But the animal story was so incredible I still choose to believe that was the real one lol.

Has anyone tested whether bananas do float? I don't have one here to try with lol.

Oh and, I took my 7 and 8yo to see it. I had no idea there'd be so much to it. I actually thought it was a kids movie. The kids liked it but they did get scared in some parts.

Edited by Super Cat, 11 January 2013 - 03:45 PM.


#14 zogee

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE (wallah @ 07/01/2013, 08:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am always wary of watching movie adaptations of books I love, so I really didn't expect much from the movie. The cinematography was just lovely, and I really felt that it felt true to the book for the most part. My only criticism is that his spiritual musings while on the boat were somewhat skimmed over, but I do understand that the entire movie would have been so difficult to film. It was a visual treat though.

I find the animal version of the story more plausible, because I want to believe in it. The alternative version is gruesome, and takes us away from our human-ness somehow. It's ok for a hyena to kill an orangutan, because that's the animal world. The cook killing his mother is repulsive. On one hand, I know what's more plausible, but it's also the less palatable version. But the less plausible one is also the one where you think perhaps there is a God. Hmm that made no sense did it.

That made perfect sense to me! original.gif

#15 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE (nano-tyrannus @ 06/01/2013, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard it's good, but I'm choosing not to watch it as that was the movie that the Indian gang rape victim watched before the crime took place... just doesn't seem appropriate to watch it anymore


Her name is Jyoti Pandey Singh. Not 'the Indian rape victim'. Her family have asked that we use her name rather than define her by what happened to her.
It is of course your choice to honour her in your own way, but personally I find having young children a bigger barrier!

#16 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE (Super Cat @ 11/01/2013, 04:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw it, loved it but I haven't read the book. I'd love to believe the animal story but there's no way that orangutan would have stayed afloat on a raft made of bananas is that violent storm. But the animal story was so incredible I still choose to believe that was the real one lol.

Has anyone tested whether bananas do float? I don't have one here to try with lol.


In the book the two questioning him at the end do test it and find that they do float Tounge1.gif And I would assume the orangutan would have spent most of the storm holding onto the nets the held the bananas, not just sitting on top.

#17 NunSoFeral

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE (wallah @ 07/01/2013, 07:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am always wary of watching movie adaptations of books I love, so I really didn't expect much from the movie. The cinematography was just lovely, and I really felt that it felt true to the book for the most part. My only criticism is that his spiritual musings while on the boat were somewhat skimmed over, but I do understand that the entire movie would have been so difficult to film. It was a visual treat though.

I find the animal version of the story more plausible, because I want to believe in it. The alternative version is gruesome, and takes us away from our human-ness somehow. It's ok for a hyena to kill an orangutan, because that's the animal world. The cook killing his mother is repulsive. On one hand, I know what's more plausible, but it's also the less palatable version. But the less plausible one is also the one where you think perhaps there is a God. Hmm that made no sense did it.


Love this post, wallah.

One of my very, very favorite books amd I won't see the film as my mental "visual" interpretation can't take the competition. I've an id like Tarantino.

And got burned by too many bad book to film adaptations.

#18 PixieVee

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

I loved the movie so much. I thought it was so incredibly beautiful, I loved the book when I read it years ago too. I found the movie as a whole quite distressing because I hate seeing animals suffer (I was really upset about all those animals dying in the ship wreck sad.gif The distressed noise the Zebra made also mad me feel horrible).

I choose to believe the animal version, because well, it's a book/movie and it's fiction any way so why wouldn't I go with the far fetched version of events?

#19 Super Cat

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE (HerringToMarmalade @ 11/01/2013, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In the book the two questioning him at the end do test it and find that they do float Tounge1.gif And I would assume the orangutan would have spent most of the storm holding onto the nets the held the bananas, not just sitting on top.


Woohoo! Animal version for me then :-D

Yes, I didn't even think that Mama Orangutan might have been clinging to the sides of it.

I read some of the making of it too. Very interesting that not once was Suraj Sharma (Pi) ever actually in the boat with the tiger.

#20 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

Have not read the book and loved the movie. I really like ambiguous movie endings that do not neatly tie up every loose end of the story. I thought the scenes depicting death of the animals were handled with discretion and as for whether the orang utan could float on a net of bananas - it's fiction folks!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of son

Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.

5 childbirth myths that need to be busted

Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.

Mum of three fatally shot by toddler while driving

A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.

All you need is one minute to work out

The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.

Pregnant women needed to join diabetes study

Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.

Just announced: the Mountain Buggy Unirider

It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.

Authorities euthanise dog that fatally bit a newborn baby

A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children

Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.

Woman gives birth on plane, names baby after airline

A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.

Heartwarming photos show the joy of adoption after foster care

Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family" 

'Oh my god, it's a baby!' Mum shocked to give birth

When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.

Mum's Facebook plea: 'Help me find my daughter's father'

Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.

Is it possible for your house to be too clean?

Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?

Millions of Monkeys: puzzles that grow with your toddler

Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.

Baby names from Britpop

If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.

What to eat and drink when you have gastro

When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.

'To this day, I owe her my life'

Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?

Why baby Sonny needs you to vaccinate your children

Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.

Five-year-old's photo captures beauty of motherhood

There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.

Babies know whether you are naughty or nice

Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

ENTER NOW

Do your kids love bananas?

This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.