Dubbed as the next Avatar, Ang Lee’s (李安) Life of Pi has won over international film critics with its beautiful story and flawless 3D effects. Life of Pi was released in the United States on November 21 and arrives in mainland China, Hong Kong, and other worldwide IMAX theaters on November 22.
The Next Avatar
Life of Pi has already been dubbed as the next Avatar, with colossal box office sales expected. The 3D technology behind Life of Pi was originally developed by James Cameron’s 3D production company, Cameron Pace Group. Cameron called Life of Pi visually amazing and innovative, and that it could not have been made any better. It is a movie that you have to see it to believe it. It is a breakthrough in 3D film technology, and with Lee’s style of movie making, the audience will experience a moving and inspirational story in an eye opening fashion.
Lifelike 3D Experience
Critics felt that Ang Li’s Life of Pi film adaptation is proof that are still miracles being made in movie, while others called it excellent entertainment value for the whole family. As a combination of seafaring adventure and a spiritual journey, the movie demonstrates the beauty of life and perseverance
With help of James Cameron’s 3D technologies, the film offers a spectacular visual feast. Viewers will enjoy the sinking ship scene amidst a turbulent storm. The effects will make the viewers feel as if they are about to drown with the character, as rocky waves crash. Some critics likened the shipwreck scene to Titanic.
The film’s musical score was composed by the five-time Genie award winner Mychael Danna, who has over 60 soundtracks under his belt. Audiences who saw the movie raved that the musical score fit the film perfectly, thrilling in excitement while conveying great emotional depth during the emotional scenes.
Limited IMAX Run
Life of Pi will be the only Hollywood movie premiering in China the same time all over the world. Negative reviews have been almost non-existent.
The year-end holiday season is extremely competitive at the box office, with many big-budget films opening. In China, Life in Pi will have a limited one-week run for its 3D IMAX edition. There is a good chance that viewers will cram the theater by catching the movie in its finest glory, which will help push Life in Pi to the top of the box office in its first week of release. As to whether it will hit the magical amount of $800 million RMB as predicted by some critics, we will have to sit back and see.
This article is written by Lance for JayneStars.com.
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