We're going to be talking about Life of Pi on the Nose today, but let me get my two cents in ahead of time.
First, I kind of resent having to figure out what format to see a movie in. 3D? 2D? IMax? I saw Life of Pi in 2D on a really big screen, and I think I may have gotten the worst of both worlds. (The protector lamp in the Odyssey Theater at the Bowtie Multiplex on New Park Avenue can't handle the demands of Ang Lee's film.) Second, when a movie announces from the very outset that it represents some kind of spiritual exploration, I expect, by the end, to have been pointed in some specific spiritual direction. But at the end of Life of Pi, I was no more certain of the filmmaker's spiritual direction than I am of my own. On the plus side, there's just something about tigers, right? Not for nothing William Blake and Calvin and Hobbes. And the tiger in this movie is a really good one. You can join the conversation. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.