Sunday, January 11, 2015

Unbroken: Story of a Real Super Man

Jack O'Connell as Louie Zamperini

First things first.

It's important to know that this movie is based on a book of the same title by Laura Hillenbrand. That book is subtitled, "A World War II story of survival, resilience & redemption." So, if like the Movie Slut, you expect to see a story about the entire life of the inspiring Louie Zamperini, you'll be disappointed.

You will see a bit of his early life. How the boy, who was always in trouble, became an Olympic runner. But you're quickly swept to WWII during which Louie was a bombadier. After his plane was shot down, he and three other airmen spent 47 days afloat in a raft. (Sharks, etc.) But that was nothing compared to his treatment at a Japanese prisoner of war camp.

Most of the 137-minute movie chroniclers his torture at the camp where he was singled out for the worst cruelty.

It's not easy watching.

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