Early on, Life of Pi makes the bold, and if you think about it rather arrogant, claim this is a story that will make you believe in God. Yet once itís over, it has almost the opposite effect, and will likely leave any rational filmgoer more confused than anything. Certainly, I donít see it being used as an evangelical tool to convert atheists any time soon.
First, however, I suppose I should preface this by admitting I was almost preconditioned to not like the film going in. In my mind Ang Lee is the most overrated director in my lifetime, and the discussion is not even close. He seems like a nice and smart enough fellow from the interviews Iíve seen, I just personally donít care for any of his work, even outright hating some of it (cough, Crouching Tiger, cough), and...[read more]