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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Unbroken: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

First, we would like to thank Columbia Pictures PH for the tickets last night to the advance screening of Unbroken at SM Aura. It is Angelina Jolie's second film as a director features the life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini, who survives the ill-fated days of World War II.

Louie Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) is an Olympian runner but because of the World War II, he ends up as a  bombardier in the US Air Force. But, when their plane crashed in the middle of the Pacific, only three of them survived. They floated in the ocean on a raft for 47 days trying to hold on for their lives. However, they are caught by Japanese troops and sent them to a prisoner-of-war camp where they need to overcome the fury of the commander in charge "The Bird" (Miyavi.)

It is really an interesting picture following the triumph, hardships and determination of one man. It let the viewers see the dark days of the war, especially inside a prison camp. Angelina Jolie made a job well done escalating the tension and providing slick details the whole duration of the film. She also extracted talent out of his tremendous actors in Jack O'Connell and Miyavi. The two responded well and gave out an excellent performance. The problem is the film is too long, and became a bit dull while approaching the end. It also became repetitive where it basically leans toward to the brutality and not into the character itself. 

Overall, Unbroken is an inspiring tribute to great man. It just didn't have the claws to strike deep to feel a major connection to its viewers. It is a bit raw at some parts where in it could have offered more and failed to leave a mark beyond its solid story. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 6.5 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund

Directed by: Angelina Jolie
Distributed by: United International Pictures
Opens February 18 in cinemas nationwide


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