Grantham Journal review: Life of Pi (PG)

Review: Life of Pi.
Review: Life of Pi.
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Life of Pi (PG) Review by Marie Baker

Life of Pi is a visually stunning film with a number of “wow” moments. The bright colours and stunning backdrops are made even more incredible in 3D. What the film lacks plot-wise is made up by these special effects.

The story follows Pi, a 16-year-old Indian boy who ends up fighting to stay alive aboard a life raft after the freighter he was travelling aboard with his family sinks in the Pacific Ocean during a storm.

But he is not alone. On the life raft with him is a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker and the teenager has to find a way to survive together.

I got swept away (pun intended) by the story right through the film. But a bit of the magic was taken away at the end, and I felt it ended a little flat.

That said, I did enjoy the film and would recommend Life of Pi for the amazing effects alone. 3D is a must for this flick.

* Life of Pi is showing at The Reel in Grantham this week. Visit www.reelcinemas.co.uk for showing times.