Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Life of Pi

Bullseyes:  ③ (out of 5)
Life of Pi is very, what’s that pretentious word I’m looking for… Ethereal? Yes ethereal.

No I don’t know what it means.

In the beginning I had to struggle to get past the poorly contrived ‘why is he called Pi?’ back story (because his uncle liked swimming and insisted he be named after his favourite ‘Piscine’… really?). But after I’d gulped that down it was all fine. Sort of like Avatar without the guns and the spaceships. I should’ve watched it in 3D now that I come to think of it but I’m too tight – it’s 5 extra dollars! -and the 3D cinema is a 20 minute streetcar ride away.

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