There have not been too many visual spectacles this year in the cinemas, but Life of Pi promises my eyes an adventure that they are starving to see. Life of Pi is one of my highly anticipated films of the 2012, so I can only go into this film with great enthusiasm. Watch the full theatrical trailer and see a bunch of screenshots after the break.
Director Ang Lee steps up to helm this adaptation of one of the most critically acclaimed novels of the same title. Last we saw of Lee was back in 2009 with Taking Woodstock, which turned out to be an average movie. What makes me incredibly excited for Life of Piis that Lee directed one of my favorite movies of all time, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Based on only the trailer, I can tell that Lee put a lot of care into making this film.
About 70-80% of the theatrical trailer we have seen before in the teaser. But rest assured there are some new scenes here hat strengthens the argument to go see it in 3D. When the medium is shot with an expert visionary like James Cameron, Martin Scorses, and yes, even Michael Bay, 3D can considerably enhance your viewing experience. I think Ang Lee may have something here. Take a look:
The trailer differs from the teaser in the sense that we are given a little more depth into what the story is about with a voiceover. Never have I read the book, so this trailer tells me Life of Pi is about reflection. I never would have guessed that this was about the elder Pi looking back on his adventure, which kind of discourages me. Knowing that Pi survives being shipwrecked, the movie has to rely heavily on the incredible journey it promises to be. Check out the official synopsis below:
Pi, a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor…a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Being stranded by a disaster and reminiscing about the past, Life of Pi reminds me of 127 Hours for some reason. Although they look like two completely different movies, I’m feeling the same tone almost. But that is a good thing because I like 127 Hours. Also, let’s hope first time actor Suraj Sharma can lead this film into the emotional depth I’m assuming this story is capable of. The screenwriter, David Magee did Finding Neverland, so that’s a plus.
Click on any of the thumbnails below to enlarge the screenshots:
Life of Pi is out in theaters now in 2D, digital 3D, and RealD 3D.
Source: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
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