Definitely not everybody's movie - but terrific for me. The black and white photography creating a kind of objective atmosphere as well as some extremely claustrophobic moments; the interlocking between pictures, light and sound-related score is creating a perfect audiovisual unity.
A lame ass whining stifling self-pitithon from Darren Aronofsky. Serious to the point of solemnity, I found myself giggling more often than not, and it occurred to me that there's an idea for an entertaining headtrip comedy here, but entertaining and comedy aren't in Aronofsky's vocabulary.
Meh, I didn't enjoy this film so much. It had a cool, late-90's vibe to it, with the black&white style, the trance/dance music, tech madness... However the plot seemed too weird, with the 'trivia' about math just being dumped throughout the film... The whole 'sequence of numbers' thing was such an abstract idea. You didn't really know what it was, what was it for. Perhaps it was just too experimental for me.
I remember that the first time I watched pi I was incredibly hungover and it was actually physcially painful to watch it. But don't be scared by this, as it is just an indication of how atmospheric and powerful this movie is. This is without a doubt my favourite Aronofsky, so clever, thoughtinducing and, given that it is filmed in such closed spheres, so rapid and intense.