Friday Night Date Night is a feature on my blog that showcases movie reviews (mostly movies that were adapted from books). Hopefully some of these reviews will help you decide what to watch on your date night or a night of relaxing at home.
I read this novel a bit ago and absolutely loved it. They ending was perfectly complex and left me wondering for days (who am I kidding I still wonder about it). It was the perfect little mystery at the end of a very captivating book. One of my friends and I read this at the same time so we decided to watch the movie together. I don't think she really wanted to but I kinda made her.
I never realized (apparently she did and that is why she was apprehensive about watching the movie) how graphic some of the scenes were going to be. For some reason they didn't seem that way in the book, but the fact that I was able to see Richard Parker, the Bengal tiger (both real and computer-generated), and how vicious he could be. I must admit I watched a lot of the movie with my hands over my eyes.
That being said, the graphics and images were truly amazing. I never once thought that the animals or the ocean looked fake or generated. I was absolutely astonished by how real everything looked. I was also glad that the movie stuck mostly to the novel (at least from what I remembered).
Plus the movie score and soundtrack are ridiculously good. Seriously go check them out!
If you are up for a great (but a little intense) movie, I highly suggest Life of Pi. I really enjoyed it.