Movie Review: Unbroken / Unbroken: Path to RedemptionQuick Plot Summary: The true story of Louis Zamperini in and after World War II.
Suggested Ages: 13+
Okay, there are two different movies here and if you're going to see either of them, you really need to see both of them - they are a package deal.
The first is "Unbroken", which is a Hollywood movie that tells the true story of Louis Zamperini's time in World War II where he endured absolutely incredible situations. You basically watch a guy get constantly beaten by life circumstances/people for two hours, but yet he remains steadfast and unbroken. It's not a feel-good movie how you would normally think of it, but in a sense it is and it ends on a positive note. But it's not the end of the story.
The second film, "Unbroken: Path to Redemption" picks up where the first left off. It's not as much a "Hollywood" production as the first and has more of a Christian-based production feel (which I believe it was), but even with some different actors, I was impressed with how well it meshed with the first film. This second film tells the post-war Zamperini story, including how he came to a saving faith in Christ.
The total story is worthwhile. You have to be kind of in a certain frame of mind going in to watching "Unbroken", but it's a powerful and engaging story.
Reviewed by Christopher Long,