Reel Rumbles: ‘Gravity’ vs. ‘Life of Pi’

Nigel Druitt

An avid Flickcharter since 2009, Nigel is a self-described fanboy whose Top 20 is dominated by the likes of Indiana Jones, Frodo Baggins and Marty McFly. Nigel is the Canadian arm of the Flickchart Blog, but try not to hold that against him. You can find him on Flickchart as johnmason.

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2 Responses

  1. Derek Armstrong says:

    And to cement the similarity — SPOILER ALERT!!! — both films end with the character finally touching their foot down on solid ground. Though the “oceans” they are lost in are quite different.

    Nicely done, Nigel. I’m thinking I should tackle one of these someday. That’s right, not a single Reel Rumbles under my belt.

  2. JohnathynMorrow says:

    It’s actually scary how similar these to movies are. Although, I have to say that “Gravity” was a better overall experience. Every second of it is exhilarating (even at home, though I do have a 3D TV and surround sound), and it is very beautiful. “Life of Pi,” however, is like watching “Gravity” with more storytelling elements put forward, but it doesn’t have the same feel of exhilaration when you watch it. Ultimately––SPOILER––that final step on the sand in “Gravity,” mixed with the triumphant and fitting final song of its soundtrack, felt far more rewarding. Despite this, “Life of Pi,” shares the same amount of beauty and mysticism. In short, “Gravity” is an experience, whereas “Life of Pi” is a story. They are definitely my two favorite films. And I think it is safe to say they are some of the best movies ever caught on film.