Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Takamasa Ishihara, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney
Plot: After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp (IMDB.com).
Overall: This is an incredible story. Louis’ strength is unparalleled. It was absolutely crazy—not having read the book—to follow this story and take this “journey” with him through some of the most brutal, unfathomable experiences. My only real complaint was how slow it was. It was seemingly anticlimactic, sort of narrative-like, which made it hard to sit for over two hours. Great story, decent film. But honestly, I think after seeing the film, I would’ve much rather just read the book.