Life of Pi
December 30, 2012 5 Comments
Yesterday I went to watch Life of Pi, in 3D nogals… The visual effects are spectacular.
The film is about a 16-year old boy named Piscine Molitor ”Pi” Patel, who suffers a shipwreck in which his family dies, and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat for 227 days with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. With some interesting religious, spiritual and theological themes (which are syncretistic however) coming through, I was quite captivated and not sorry that I went. Most of the crowd at the theater however seemed to be heading to the Hobbit and Skyfall shows.
And like Yann Martel’s book, on which the show is adapted and based, the movie certainly provokes the viewer into thinking about God, in a world that is made beautiful and given meaning by Him.
And so it is with God.