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Life of Pi

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I don't think humanity is every going to get tired of the shipwreck story.  It makes humans so isolated, in an environment so foreign, and with such high stakes that it is something we come back to, again and again and again.  Life of Pi is a neat iteration on the basic idea, where there's one human and one tiger on the boat.  It isn't a stuffed tiger, either.  Even though the tiger's behavior strains believability (as it's supposed to), this is a real-ish tiger.

Visually, the movie is a treat.  The special effects are completely convincing, particularly the tiger.  The main actor, Suraj Sharma, is particularly amazing.  It takes a special kind of actor to take us through almost the entire movie without any other humans, and Sharma pulls it off.

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