Trailer for Ang Lee's Life of Pi

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Out Of My Vulcan Mind, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The trailer for Ang Lee's adaptation of Life of Pi has been released. You can see it here.
     
  2. trekkiebaggio

    trekkiebaggio Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well it looks gorgeous.
     
  3. Owain Taggart

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    Oh, very cool. My brother loved the book this was based on, and this looks like it could be a visual masterpiece and great story. I'll be looking forward to this.
     
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  4. Temis the Vorta

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    Loved the novel, I'll probably see this one in the theatre. :techman:
     
  5. CaptainCanada

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    I'll be interested to see how audiences react to the ending.
     
  6. Starbreaker

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    Looks good. Seems like I saw some still photos from the movie a long time ago.
     
  7. tighr

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    Looks phenomenal! I'm extremely anxious to see how this translates to film... There is very little dialog in the book, and most of the story is told through the thoughts and emotions of Pi. I hope they are able to convey those things on screen without ending up as nearly silent films like Castaway or 127 Hours.
     
  8. JD

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    Coming into this as someone who knows nothing about the book, this look great.
     
  9. Darth_Daver

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    I've read it a long time ago, seem to remember it to be great. Will be sure to watch it.
     
  10. Drago-Kazov

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    How is this sci fi?
     
  11. AvBaur

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    ^ Apparently, there are some fantasy elements to the story.


    The trailer looks pretty great, I'm very much looking forward to this! Ang Lee rarely disappoints.
     
  12. Gep Malakai

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    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.)
     
  13. Beagleman

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    It has quite fantastical elements.

    ETA: too late to the party;)
     
  14. Asbo Zaprudder

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    It would best be termed magical realism. I wouldn't categorise it as science fantasy. Looks good, although the music in the trailer doesn't seem apt somehow.
     
  15. Emh

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    I'm looking forward to this. I loved the book.
     
  16. tighr

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    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?
     
  17. Ancient Mariner

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    The trailer looks simply breathtaking. My interest is piqued.
     
  18. Trekker4747

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    [cough]Hulk[/cough]
     
  19. JD

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    Well, he did say "rarely", not never.:techman:
     
  20. AvBaur

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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.