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#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!




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