The Life of Pi

We missed this at the cinema for some reason I can't now recall, so we got it on dvd instead. I have to say it's probably the sort of film that benefits from being on the big screen, but even so some of the scenery was breathtaking.
   We weren't quite sure whether Dylan, at eight, would be old enough to appreciate this film, but in the event he sat glued to it. That's partly because it can be viewed at two levels, of course. It's a good yarn, with plenty of special effects. And it's a philosophical discourse on the meaning of life and the nature of God.
   I enjoyed the film, although I don't think it's quite the masterpiece it's hailed to be. I didn't like the 'storytelling' approach to it, but that's a feature of Ang Lee films so I suppose you have to take the rough with the smooth. Would I recommend springing for the price of a dvd if you see it in a shop somewhere? Yes, it's certainly worth that, even if it doesn't, in my opinion, quite make the hall of fame.
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