Life of Pi
December 12, 2012 7:47pm CST
Have seen this movie with my beloved. Of course, I recommend that each and everyone reads a book first. This will give give you a better idea of what this movie is about. Starting from a very interesting childhood of the main character, his journey in spirituality, he realized, as a kid, that all paths lead you to the same result (with regards to religions). They tell you different stories, contain various details, people fight over those minor details, ignoring the fact that God is one and is achieved by many approaches. To God, we follow those paths because a path of one person's choice is not necessarily a suitable one for another. Therefore, we were given those paths by God in so many various forms. What is true and real - your spirit, your vision beyond the details, your ability to connect to God at the deepest spiritual level. Amazing imagery of the movie, stunning story line, juxtaposition of the two equivalent plots with regards to the same schematics pose a real question to you - what appeals to you the most? And, beyond this appeal, are you able to see the equivalence of various religions as the examples of certain paths to God?
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• Guangzhou, China
13 Dec 12
I watched this movie in 3D version in the cinema. I expected that it was a good movie, but frankly this movie was disappointing to me. Even my son was not interested in watching this movie and he asked me when it could end. I felt the same. Besides the beautiful special visual effects, there are no sparks in this movie. The plain cast and story made me feel bored.
13 Dec 12
I guess, I liked it because I read the book before I watched the movie. Plus, I can relate to it with numerous events of my life. You have no idea how much I had to struggle with brainwashed people who cling to stupid details in each religion, rather than see the full picture. This movie contains this important message telling everybody to understand that no matter how different, those spiritual paths are the same. I'd say you made a mistake by coming to that movie with your kid - being too young and inexperienced, kids won't relate to that movie. As well, it's based on a book, so, like I said earlier, it is understood much better after the book is read.