Trailer Watch: Life of Pi

I like Ang Lee as a director, but this just doesn’t look that interesting. Perhaps another trailer will excite me more.

Life of Pi

Plot Summary: Based on the popular children’s book, a young man finds himself shipwrecked with a hostile tiger as they float through the ocean hoping to find land.
Release Date: November 21, 2012



Rating: B
Commentary: It’s a crisp, colorful design that will taunt and tease curious filmgoers, but may give too little information to be of substantive interest.
Rating: B
Commentary: Having never heard of nor read the book, the trailer doesn’t really excite me as the way it has others. The CGI tiger looks pretty spectacular, but I’m going to need more information before I know if I’m interested or not.
Preview Link: CLICK HERE for link to the trailer, more posters (if available) and other commentary not featured here.
Oscar Chances: The source material is supposed to be fairly heady and Ang Lee is no stranger to awards consideration. While Visual Effects, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing nominations are likely guaranteed, the film could appear in several other categories including Art Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Original Score and, if it ends up a beloved feature, Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay are also possibilities.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.