A couple of writer friends and I went to see 'Life of Pi' in the cinema the other day. I have to say, having seen the trailers, I had no idea what it was about and therefore had no real urge to go and see it. However, when I'm invited to the cinema, I don't need much persuading and I have to say I was thoroughly surprised.
It was SUCH A GOOD FILM!
The trailers don't do it justice. I think they're intended to show how spectacular the visual effects are - and having seen them in 3d, I'm inclined to agree - but the trailers don't give any of the real story away which was why they never gripped me. Basic story line: A ship wreck renders a young boy alone on a life raft in the middle of the Atlantic with only an adult male Bengal Tiger for company.
I'm not going to write a review for it. I enjoyed it and if you like sweet tales then this may be for you too. That's all I'm saying, but I am going to dedicate Pic of the Week to it.
As you may know, I'm a crazy cat lady, and my heart wrenched at what that tiger had to endure in the story. At one point he even gives the old 'Puss-In-Boots' look with those huge butter-wouldn't-melt kitty eyes and I felt like crying (in fact I think I did in a few places...lol). I can't help it. Any other cat lover out there would agree that no matter what the breed - be it a moggy or tiger, lion, leopard - they all have kitty characteristics that remind us of our own beloved felines and it yanks at our heart strings. Well, it does mine.
So, here's Pic of the Week and it's a scene in the film where a whale breaks the surface of an ocean full of bioluminescence. This part was stunning.