I watched the movie last night with my wife. Instantly I was transported into a surreal environment of professors, zoos, kids, dancing and India amid a backdrop of a well laid out narrative. For those of you who do not know, the Life of Pi is a story about a young Indian teenager named Pi (Piscine Molitor Patel) as he is shipwrecked and laid adrift on a lifeboat. He is not in the adventure alone, he has a Grants Zebra, an Orangutan, a Spotted Hyena and later we find out that he also has a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
This movie is based off of so much fact but interwoven with a beautiful narrative that leaves the watcher (and I imagine the reader) in a beautiful but deadly world of survival. The story itself is a story of survival but also of personal loss and grief. As Pi says in the movie "I will tell you a story that will make you believe in God."
It does just that.
For a Christian gamer with a love of faith, metaphor and moral stories this one blew me away. #mindblown!