The first wave verdict is in for Ang Lee’s anticipated 3D epic “Life of Pi,” and so far, so good. Indiewire’s own Eric Kohn called the film adaptation of Yann Martel’s beloved novel “Lee’s best spectacle since ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,'” while a slew of other folks weighed in on the film via Twitter ahead of the film’s official world premiere tonight at the New York Film Festival.
Check out 10 of the best Tweets below:
John DiBello (@johndibello): Seriously folks, make a promise to yourself now to go see #LifeOfPi . It is full of both small and grand beauties. Deeply moved by it. #nyff
Michael Cusumano (@SeriousFilm): The effects work on Life of Pi is stunning. It will give The Hobbit a run for its money for the Oscar #NYFF
Nadia Neophytou (@NadiaNeophytou): After watching #LifeofPi, all the emotions from reading the book have been stirred up again. From the page to the screen – incredible #NYFF
Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck): Ang Lee’s transcendent Life of Pi reminds that film can heal and inspire. It will play for global critics, audiences and award givers.
David Ehrlich (@davidehrlich): LIFE OF PI: people say the cinema is dying, and yet films like this prove that it’s *still* just being invented. #NYFF
Christopher Rosen (@chrisjrosen): ‘Life of Pi’ is really something. An audience film that also manages to be beautiful art *and* Oscar friendly. The trifecta! #nyff
Joanna Langfield (@Joannalangfield): Ang Lee has accomplished the impossible: @LifeofPiMovie is astounding. #NYFF
Matt Patches (@misterpatches): Life of Pi: Thrilled there’s so much heart and humanity behind Ang Lee’s stunning visual feast. #NYFF
Rudie Obias (@Rudie_Obias): Despite its script problems, LIFE OF PI was extraordinary! The 3D elevates the narrative when its words lets it down. Never doubt Ang Lee!
John Semley (@johnsemley3000): LIFE OF PI (Lee): A faithful (writ small and large) adaptation of Martel’s novel. Dull in long stretches. Bright 3D looks great. #NYFF50