It’s been a while since I’ve blogged properly. Here are two films I saw over the holidays which deserved a few words:
Life of Pi – I’m aware my opinion is in the minority here, but i really saw very little to like in Life of Pi. The sentimental narration is entirely redundant, and I found the highly praised CGI hollow. Initial admiration for the last minute carpet-pull (which makes a fairly interesting point about religion but plays it out like a facetious ‘twist’) turned to disappointment in hindsight that the themes hadn’t been integrated properly throughout. It was too little too late and actually came across as rather conceited.
Pitch Perfect – Despite being generic as hell (acapella group must sing fashionable songs against their tradition to stand a chance of winning competition) Pitch Perfect is pretty enjoyable. It’s consistently funny, but occasionally lacking in the musical department (though the riff-off is definitely amazing). The portrayal of college-age affectation would sit perfectly in a double bill alongside last year’s Damsels in Distress.