NOT FOR UNDER 10, PAUSE 11-12, OK 13 and UP.
AMAZING SPECIAL EFFECTS, SCENERY, DRAMA, STORY, AND, EVERYTHING.
Sad, harrowing movie for a PG that you should be cautious about. Much more than an adventure tale. Beautifully-designed opening credits, not to mention stunning special effects, and a great 3D fantasy sequence that's kinda weird. It's about a French-Indian teen boy who tells the story of his life to a journalist/writer, covering everything from religion, to faith, to predatory animal behaviour, to survival. The real fun starts half-an-hour in, if you really get into it. Younger kids may find it too slow, older kids will appreciate it and teens and adults; they will love it as soon as they get the jist. It's mainly about a shipwreck survivor, named/called Pi Patel (bullied as "P---ing Patel", who has to share a ship with a tiger, a hyena, an orang-utan and a zebra. Good twists and turns, funny, huge, comedy, nice, packed-in drama, etc. ANIMAL LOVERS BE WARNED, SKIP 3 LINES:
A goat is put out of his misery off-screen by a tiger, most of the boat animals are put out of their misery in silhouette, and, we see the wounded zebra repeatedly; also, fish are battered outside of the screen (a cool letter-box technique). - ANIMAL VIOLENCE OVER.
Language includes 'p---ing', and adult themes include religion, faith, survival, poverty, and, socially complex issues, too. All-in-all, a good movie. No sexuality, drugs or nudity, but there is animal blood shed and previously-mentioned language and adult themes. PLUS, IT IS EVEN MORE EMOTIONAL THAN AVATAR EVER WAS. Thankyou for reading my review.