Thursday, July 10, 2014

Unbroken - Trailer

I'm sure you've all heard about the late Louis Zamperini in the last week...the Olympic runner, the WWII POW, the Christian missionary.

What you may not know is that his life story has been adapted into an upcoming movie, written by the Coen brothers, directed by Angelina Jolie. The cast is pretty obscure, but I've seen Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, and Luke Treadaway, supporting actors, in British films before (because this is me, remember.) Hopefully the Coens will save this from being a standard, rather dull inspirational film.

 Here's the trailer:

Hannah Long


  1. Wow, that looks really good! My aunt and I have been writing about it--although it's slipped my mind to look up to see if the trailer is out. I'm going to have to remember to look him up at the library. I love true inspirational stories.

  2. I'm hopeful, but it looks a little glossy. Even the scenes where he's dirty look glossy. I half-expected Morgan Freeman's voice to come in and say something Shawshanky and wise. I cringed a little at the scene where he's mouthing the line "If I can take it, I can make it." Pretty sure Zamperini wasn't sitting around delivering catchy inspirational sound-bites in his Japanese prison camp! But I will be interested to see if they actually deliver his conversion to Christianity or just end the movie after he's released from prison. I have a sinking feeling Hollywood will view that part of his story as non-essential. To me, it's the best part.

    1. You're right - it all looks a little colorful. I'm really hoping the Coen brothers can combat that - because if anyone can turn out some black humor, it's them.


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