I read Unbroken awhile back…I am sure if you look in my Books section you can find the precise date when I completed and blogged about it. It was a tough read, a good read, an amazing TRUE story about an amazing man who was given an immense amount of grace and strength from God through the worst of circumstances.
I went to see the movie…a week ago…and it would be unfair of me to say it was a poor movie, because in fact it was not. Almost every book is better than the movie…I know that…I go into movies knowing that. This movie was made well, the actors did a great job! And they put themselves through a lot to look the part of the 65 pound survivors. If I had not read the book I would probably have thought the movie was a complete and accurate telling of Louis’ life.
However…when the movie ended I was stunned. I felt as if it ended 2/3 of the way through the book. I do wish they had included the last third of the book. A lot of details were left out. I promptly got on the computer after coming home and found several documentaries on Louis Zamperini that included these details and then some. I would encourage everyone to read the book and then watch the movie and documentaries as a set.
Louis Zamperini was an amazing man who left an amazing legacy.