Runtime: 137 min
Genre : Biography, Drama, Sport
Movie Release : 25 December 2014 (USA)
Director: Angelina Jolie
Writers: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay).
Stars: Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson
Language: English | Japanese | Italian
The life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war.
Louis Zamperini’s story of survival was robbed of all feeling and emotion in this screen portrayal. Jolie has cast a very flat, laconic, and unconvincing crew of young Abercrombie models who lack the depth of seasoned actors who would have otherwise convinced us that there was actual pain and suffering throughout this. After a month afloat on a raft the three men’s hair was well-groomed and one even had a goatee (are there razors in the survival kit?). I felt like I was watching Casper Van Dien in Starship Troopers; if you have seen this movie you will know exactly what I am taking about. Read the book – it will give you the emotion and satisfaction you are entitled to from this survival story.