Review process: two scores assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)
(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)
(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.
(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)
Life of Pi
SW score: 36
3.5 out of 5 octopi
++ It’s a nice story with skilled directing from Ang Lee and romantic special effects but the telegraphed reveal at the end and the extraneous setup, not to mention the dull plot, rob this movie of its intended drama.