Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave Life of Pi four stars out of four, referring to it as \"a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery\" as well as \"one of the best films of the year\". He particularly praised the film's use of 3D that he described as \"deepen[ing] the film's sense of places and events\". Similarly, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone highlighted the use of 3D in the film suggesting that \"like Hugo, from Martin Scorsese, Life of Pi puts 3D in the hands of a worldclass film artist. (Ang) Lee uses 3D with the delicacy and lyricism of a poet. You don't just watch this movie, you live it.\" Parmita Borah of Eastern Fare says, \"There is this one scene in particular where the entire ocean is covered with jelly fish which makes you feel like 'this is what heaven must look like'.\"
Parents need to know that Life of Pi is an intense, emotional story of survival and triumph against the odds, with themes of faith, friendship, and perseverance. Although it's rated PG, and there's virtually no strong language, sexual content, or blood, this adaptation of Yann Martel's bestselling novel has several very harrowing (especially in 3-D) scenes of storms, shipwrecks, the possibility of implied cannibalism, and zoo animals threatening humans and confronting, killing, and eating each other -- all of which are likely to be too much for younger children (as are the themes of allegory and mysticism, which will require thoughtful parental explanation). Pi is in near-constant peril throughout the story (though it's told as a flashback, so you know he'll survive) and, after losing his whole family, he must negotiate sharing a very small space with a large, unpredictable tiger (one of Pi's tactics involves peeing on part of the lifeboat they share). But through it all, he remains determined and optimistic, relying on his strong faith to see him through every challenge he must face.
I'm going to tell you about myself when I was about 11 or 12, and there's just no way that won't be embarrassing in some way. But mostly this is a nostalgia piece about getting online in the mid 1980s, and what that can tell us about our digital way of 21st-Century, post-COVID life. So focus on that, rather than how nerdy I was, and still am.
Yes, this looks like Teletext, but would be even more recognisable to the French, whose Minitel equivalent was part of the fabric of daily life in France even into the 1990s. The French were ordering delivery pizzas online and otherwise receiving digital services well before the 90s, and Minitel took quite some shifting when the 'real' internet arrived. Uptake of Prestel in the UK was poor by comparison, with something like 90,000 subscribers. It just seems I stumbled into it by accident but it had a profound and revelatory effect on me. 153554b96e