Talk coming out of ShoWest was nothing short of raves, not to mention the generally-overblown "Oscar buzz," for Ang Lee's Life of Pi. Then there was that single production still Fox sent out. Not aware of the originating Yann Martel novel. So while it was intriguing, couldn't get past how odd it looked.
Until viewing the 3D preview scene in front of Prometheus. Good enough to consider my ticket sold then and there. Hopefully the reaction from your screening(s) wasn't mine. Lots of "Huuuh, what was thaaaaat?" (Yes, I'm adding to Southern stereotypes).
Now Fox has released the theatrical trailer for your viewing pleasure: