Before I go back and do a few more vanity based blog posts that I know are rather popular (I would have done of that I’d been wanting to do today but my feet are so tired that I’d much prefer to not have to get up and take pictures right now). So, I found a perfect thing to talk about that I have a rather strong opinion on – “Life of Pi”.
Let’s put this bluntly. If you don’t enjoy watching the same thing happen for two and a half hours then don’t see this movie. I’d been wanting to see this movie ever since it hit the cinema but sadly my grandma and I never got round to catching it. Luckily for us though, it was released on DVD last week so we got it out from the library and sat down last night to give it a watch.
For the first forty minutes, you’re convinced that Life of Pi is going to be the next Slumdog Millionaire (one of our favourites). It told you about how his life started and what happened to his family with these huge beautiful and colourful sets. Then, when he becomes stranded on the boat (as seen in the photo on the boat), the boredom begins to kick in.
After about 20 minutes of watching him do the same thing all the time, we decided to start fast forwarding it to see what happened in the end. We realised that nothing exciting really happened until just after the second hour and even then, you realised that what was happening was in no way related to the storyline. Even right at the end, the story is still feeling dragged out and rather unbelievable.
For a story that’s supposed to be realistic, it definately pushes the imagination boundaries and the story just drags on for way too long. Disappointment factor: 10/10.