Groundbreaking 3D films to watch
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Children can look forward to these thrilling anime movies:
‘Life of Pi’
Based on the best-selling book by Yann Martel, “Life of Pi” is about a young man’s survival at sea against impossible odds.
Martel’s “Life of Pi” is the winner of the prestigious Literary Awards Hugh
Maclennan Prize for fiction in 2001 and Man Booker Prize in 2002. The movie adaptation is a remarkable technological breakthrough in 3D epic adventure from 20th Century Fox. Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain”) directs. Lee’s credits also include an Oscar nomination for his direction of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” and a best picture nod for “Sense and Sensibility.” He shot “Life of Pi” in 3D utilizing groundbreaking techniques to capture the story’s epic scope.
The cast is led by newcomer Suraj Sharma as the titular character Pi Patel. Pi travels from an exotic zoo in India on a voyage across the Pacific, where he survives a shipwreck and is cast adrift in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger as his only company.
Sharma, 17, is a student who lives with his mathematician parents in New Delhi. He was cast following a worldwide talent search. Over 3000 young men auditioned for the part.
From Disney and Pixar, “Brave” follows the heroic journey of skilled archer Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), head-strong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Merida defies a sacred age-old custom, unleashing chaos throughout the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources to undo a beastly curse—in the course of which she discovers the meaning of true bravery.
Pixar tags “Brave”—directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman—as its “most daring, sophisticated and complex feature film to date.”
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, “Brave” opens Aug. 1 in Disney Digital 3D in select theaters nationwide.
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