Movie Review: Unbroken

Jacob Vigliante, Reporter

Louis “Louie” Zamperini grew up during troubled times. He is bullied, but is also a thief. He gets in trouble, but when he does, he isn’t arrested. The Zamperini family is very popular and the people of the town treat them differently. Sooner or later, his older brother turns his life around, and turns him into a track star who wins championships and makes it to the Olympics to win a gold medal. Years later, Louie enlists into the Army and crashes into the Pacific Ocean and was stuck for 47 days. He was later captured by the Japanese, and was sent to many concentration camps until World War 2 ended.  Louie died at the age of 97 on July 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California before the movie came out but watched the movie in a private screening before he died.

I would recommend this movie to everybody because it is based on a true story and what he went through to return home is heroic. It is a very heartbreaking to watch what he lived through and how he stood up to the guards when someone was picked on. He never ran from a beating, he always kept his head high, and he held a record for the fastest lap around the track in the Olympics which was a sub 60 second lap.