Movies From the Hat VI #57 – Robb’s Pick – Pi (1998)


This is my 3494th Review

Thanks to Robb of Red Bezzle for this recommendation.

“As soon as you discard scientific rigor, you’re no longer a mathematician, you’re a numerologist. ” – Sol

Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Nov 2017)

Brief Synopsis –A mathematician begins to drive himself crazy while he tries to find a solution to one of the oldest mathematical questions ever posed.

My Take on it – Ive only enjoyed one of Darren Aronofsky’s films that I’ve seen and this also joins the list of the insufferable ones for me.

The story jumps around too much and like his other films just doesn’t make much sense because it goes to so many places and doesn’t do the best job of connecting all the dots along the way.

I definitely understand why this was made in Black and white due to budgetary issues, but that hurts the film even more because it makes it look even worse.

I think I should just come to terms with the fact that I’m never gonna be a fan of his films and The Wrestler (2008) will be his only film that I can appreciate and even love.

Bottom Line – Another crazy and strange film by Aronofsky.  The story jumps around too much and doesn’t make that much sense when looking at it linearly.  I understand why this was made in black and white but that also doesn’t help make this film seem any more competent.  Guess I’ll never be a fan of his films since I’ve only enjoyed one of them that I’ve seen.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – No location permits were secured for any of the scenes filmed. The crew had to have one man constantly serving as a lookout for police so they could stop filming if needed. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy

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2 thoughts on “Movies From the Hat VI #57 – Robb’s Pick – Pi (1998)

  1. I wouldn’t say it was Razzie worthy, but it was definitely a chore to sit through. And that’s coming from someone who generally enjoys Aronofsky. I am a huge fan of Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, and The Wrestler. When he misses, though, he misses badly. That’s the case here (and with Noah, in my opinion).

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