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Old July 26 2012, 04:21 PM   #16
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^ Apparently, there are some fantasy elements to the story.
In the novel, the tiger can talk – a habit it reveals after a number of days lost at sea. (Though the possibility is left open that it's a hallucination on Pi's part. It remains to be seen how the movie will handle it, if at all.)
The entire island of the meerkats (seen briefly in the trailer) is fantastical, as are most of the characters and situations. I would classify the movie more as Fantasy than Sci-Fi, but luckily this forum is called the "Sci-Fi and Fantasy" forum.

I don't remember the tiger talking in the book?
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Old July 26 2012, 11:25 PM   #17
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The trailer looks simply breathtaking. My interest is piqued.
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Old July 26 2012, 11:30 PM   #18
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Old July 27 2012, 01:52 AM   #19
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Well, he did say "rarely", not never.
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Also, I kinda liked Lee's Hulk movie, actually. Haven't revisited it since I saw it in the theater though, so I don't know how it holds up.
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Old July 27 2012, 05:14 PM   #21
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It's one of my favourite books. I wasn't sure if or how a movie would work but I saw the trailer in front of The Amazing Spider-man and it looked amazing, particularly in 3-D. Looking forward to it.
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Old July 30 2012, 03:34 PM   #22
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"Life of Pi" by Yann Martel is one of my favorite novels, and I was wondering if it could ever be made into a film. There was talk that M. Night Shyamalan was going to do it some time ago, then that evaporated. Then I hadn't heard anything about it now all of a sudden it's made and coming out in November.

I only hope it does the book justice. The trailer looks gorgeous, but so much of the story is internal and ultimately left to the interpretation of the reader. I hope they don't just lay it all out there as a plot-driven action-adventure narrative.

My only disconnect with the trailer is that I always read Pi as being younger than he appears to be in the film.
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Old July 30 2012, 04:35 PM   #23
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I don't read novels, strictly a non-fiction guy, but I love science fiction/fantasy films. This looks good although I am not quite sure what it is about.
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Old July 30 2012, 05:03 PM   #24
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My only disconnect with the trailer is that I always read Pi as being younger than he appears to be in the film.
Pi is between 14-16 in the book, but given Hollywood's propensity to cast older actors in roles like this, we shouldn't be surprised. In the Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence is 21 but Katniss is supposed to be 16 as well.

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I don't read novels, strictly a non-fiction guy, but I love science fiction/fantasy films. This looks good although I am not quite sure what it is about.
Essentially, they lay it all out in the trailer without giving away too many plot details: Pi is a young Indian boy who is moving to Canada with his family (who own a zoo) aboard a Japanese freighter. There is a terrible shipwreck, and everyone aboard dies. Pi is able to get into a lifeboat, but a few of the zoo animals also make it into the lifeboat, including a Bengal tiger. The story is about Pi's journey across the Pacific. As with most Fantasy, the journey is an adventure.
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Old July 30 2012, 06:01 PM   #25
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Yeah, I figure they just don't want anyone to think this is a kids' movie, and want to keep the demographics skewed a bit higher. But...

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Just saw this tonight, and oh my word, what an incredible movie. Ang Lee has possibly created his crowning achievement. The cinematography is breathtaking, as are the visuals. But the way the story is handled is most important, and he deftly handled it, and there's a lof of depth there. Very compelling. I could easily see this be an Oscar contender, it's that good. This is my movie of the year.

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