I'm talking, of course, about the big hit, The Life of Pi.
Why does God need to get layered on top of a good story? The answer is in Pi. God makes for better story telling. God adds drama. God adds passion. God adds a villain. God adds someone to yell at when you're all alone on a boat. At the end of it, my wife and I turned to each other and asked WTF?
Does it make you believe? Not at all. It simply lifts the veil on how stories are constructed. You know what would have made an even better story? Talking animals. I mean if the point is to tell a good story, then why not?
Not my favorite movie of the year.