Oscar Preview: Life of Pi

Maya Mintz ('14)/ Eastside Webmaster

Life of Pi beautifully took its audience through a touching journey. The art direction, set direction, visual effects, and animation were spectacular and a treat.

Compared to the book, the movie excelled at painting the beauty of the protagonist Pi Patel’s journey through Pi’s young eyes. To describe Life of Pi as visually appealing is an understatement to say the least. However, while the movie brought out a moral lesson from Pi’s story well, the book subtly left latent meaning to be interpreted by its readers—which allowed readers to depict the book in a message most relevant to them. Once again, I believe that the book is better than the movie. Yet the movie is still an outstanding production.

Thus, Life of Pi deserves its Best Picture nomination for its remarkable visual aspects, but does not triumph over the other nominees.