Life of Pi|
Note: saw it in 'tood' (as Mr Kermode would say), but for the first time almost wished I'd seen it in threed.
Regardless, it remains a visually stunning film. A masterpiece of cinematography, in fact. Even with the sumptuous visuals, the remarkable achievement was in them making such a coherent film narrative out of such an unwieldy text.
Personally I would've preferred it to have been a little more brutal. I'm not convinced the chipping away at his morality was conveyed in the same graphic detail as it was in the book (been a while since I read it, but didn't he kill, shell, and eat turtles in the book? That was missing entirely...). I'm sure certification was a key factor in this approach, but it still felt down-played. The only blemish on an otherwise startling achievement.
Deserves the Best Picture Oscar over Argo, IMHO.
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