Kayla Comried @KComried [Co Executive Yearbook Editor]
Unbearable torture, miraculous victories, and a fight that one man thought would never end. The newly released film Unbroken is the true story of Louis Zamperini’s fight to live. He was an olympic gold medalist, but after joining the armed forces he survived for 47 days in a raft after his bomber was downed. He was “saved” by the opposing force, and he was sent to several prisoner war camps where he was brutally tortured and told multiple times that he is nothing. The way that he was treated shows his true strength, and his ability to not give in even when life seemed like hell itself.
The message in this movie is one like no other, and even though it might not follow the book exactly, one can still take a great deal from the movie. The actors in the film truly portrayed the feelings and hardships that actually went on in Zamperini’s life. They made it very easy to place oneself inside the film because they were so real. The story line was extremely easy to follow and it never got boring. The duration of the film captured watchers attention for sure. This movie should be ranked 4.6 stars out of 5. The -.4 stars comes from the ending. In the book, he went back and forgave all the Japanese people that tortured him, but in the movie they skipped this part and just showed words on the screen. This was a major part in the book, and they definitely should have touched on it during the movie.
Overall, this movie was truly amazing and should be recommended to all. Zamperini’s life is an inspiration to all, and truly anyone can learn something from the experiences he endured.