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Old 23-12-2012, 13:13
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I thought it was good...... i rather not see this movie in 3D coz i had to close my eyes mostly, coz i kinda knew when the animal is coming at you lol
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Old 23-12-2012, 21:14
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I loved the book and I'm going to see it tomorrow - don't know whether to watch it in 3D or not? 3D films always seem a bit gimmicky to me so not sure I'd enjoy it as much, although I can imagine how much more visually stunning the 3D effects will make it.
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Old 23-12-2012, 21:48
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I loved the book and I'm going to see it tomorrow - don't know whether to watch it in 3D or not? 3D films always seem a bit gimmicky to me so not sure I'd enjoy it as much, although I can imagine how much more visually stunning the 3D effects will make it.
I have NEVER seen a 3d movie, I also think its gimmicky.

But I am going to make an exception with Pi
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Old 23-12-2012, 23:38
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I really loved it, visually it's stunning, but the story itself is beautifully played out, even though i
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Certainly up there with my favourite films of the year 9/10
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Old 23-12-2012, 23:40
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Yes the ending has been up to scrutiny, and would the film stand up without being in 3d
well, i thought the ending was just fine. And I didn't see it in 3D because 3D gives me a headache.
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Old 24-12-2012, 16:33
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I really enjoyed it but if you get teary easily then it might not be for you, the ending in particular.
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Old 24-12-2012, 21:07
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Lifeboat Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
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Old 24-12-2012, 21:18
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Lifeboat Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
The Tigers Banquet....
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Old 25-12-2012, 02:43
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Saw it tonight, it lived up to all my expectations from a fantastic book.

What an actor Suraj Sharma, especially the last scene when
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Old 27-12-2012, 14:50
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I saw this last night and really enjoyed it. Wouldn't rush to see it again as I think it's a one time watch film, but it held my attention from start to finish.
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Old 27-12-2012, 16:18
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Ive read the book and dont know if it will transfer to the screen that well so hopefully will get to see it this week. loved the book btw
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Old 27-12-2012, 17:01
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Ive read the book and dont know if it will transfer to the screen that well so hopefully will get to see it this week. loved the book btw
Rest assured, it transfers beautifully. The cinema usher was quite passionate about it, and how it is one of the few films that needs to be seen in 3D (and we know that many so-called 3D films are simply not up to scratch and full of needless gimmicks). This was stunning and the 3D effects added depth and enhanced the whole, visually beautiful film.

If you can - watch it in the cinema. As a dvd, it will be good but as a movie - well, that's a whole different experience.
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Old 27-12-2012, 19:30
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What a fantastic film, really loved the story in particular the alternate story he gave the investigators. Defo a film I will watch again on DVD.
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Old 28-12-2012, 08:21
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Rest assured, it transfers beautifully.

If you can - watch it in the cinema. As a dvd, it will be good but as a movie - well, that's a whole different experience.
thank you for that, I am quite looking forward to it
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Old 28-12-2012, 19:41
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I plumped for 2D and absolutely loved the movie. It's definitely up there as one of the best movies made from books, probably the best "transfer to screen" that I've ever seen.
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Old 29-12-2012, 14:20
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I think this is the one to beat for Cinematography and SFX awards in the forth coming awards season.
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Old 29-12-2012, 16:12
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Went into the film having no idea what it was about, I assumed it was a straight up fantasy drama. It kind of blew my mind in the end, seemed to bring out the optimist and the sceptic in me.

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Old 30-12-2012, 12:50
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Loved the book and loved the film, it's rare someone makes a movie which captures the esseance of the original story, Life of Pi does this brilliantly.
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Old 30-12-2012, 15:40
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Watched it last night and thought it was amazing-you could tell it'd be stunning in 3D and I'm a bit gutted I settled for 2D.
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Old 30-12-2012, 23:12
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Best adaptation of a book I think I've ever seen. It was beautiful. Would have quite happily sat through 4 more hours of it. The effects were amazing and Suraj Sharma was brilliant.
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:26
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good but felt ending was abrupt

7/10
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:42
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Got the thumbs down from my family after seeing it last week.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:27
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Then maybe you should watch it a bit more closely if all you learnt is there is a tiger
Perhaps you should have watched more closely, Helbore!
Well I got that there was a boy, a boat and a lot of water, too. But that was about it.

The trailer I saw really didn't show any tiny detail of story - and yes, I was paying attention, thank you. I concentrated on the tiger because that was really all the trailer seemed to focus on. Other than that, all I really got was "this film will have some spectacular 3D scenes in it."

The trailer told me absolutely nothing about the story. The only thing it told me was this was somehow a film I should be really paying attention to. That's what made it worse. It really made the point that this was an "event film," so far from not watching closely - in fact, it convinced me to pay attention. But I still ended up none the wiser.

Sorry if I offended anyone enough that they needed to question my attention span when responding to my post.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:22
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good but felt ending was abrupt

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People have complained that the ending feels tacked on, comes out of nowhere etc, but in the book, the last chapter contains the same ending as the film, but is told over only a few pages, so the ending of the film is in keeping with the ending of the book.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:46
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People have complained that the ending feels tacked on, comes out of nowhere etc, but in the book, the last chapter contains the same ending as the film, but is told over only a few pages, so the ending of the film is in keeping with the ending of the book.
oh ok,thats fair enough

i guess i just wanted the tiger to look back too

so what happened for real? did he spend that time with the tiger really?
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