Unbroken – a Review

One of the most impactful biographies I’ve read in recent years, was Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the story of Olympic runner, World War II gunner and Prisoner of War, Louie Zamperini.

Last night, Linda and I saw the widely heralded Angelina Jolie film, Unbroken, based on the book.  It’s not an easy film to watch. While watching brutality suffered by Zamperini in the Japanese prisoner of war camps, I had flashes of memory back to the viewing of the 2004 film, The Passion of the Christ.  I strongly recommend the film, but probably not for younger viewers.

Unbroken reflects the best in integrity, courage, toughness, loyalty and I’m sure many other admirable traits.  I commend Jolie for making the film.

But as good and powerful as the film is, it is misnamed and omits the main story.*  Continue reading “Unbroken – a Review”