The story of Louis "Louie" Zamperini is one of perseverance and endurance. After making a career in the Olympics, Louie (Jack O'Connell) is drafted in the army to fight during World War II. When a plane malfunction, Louis and the remain of his crew are stranded in the middle of the ocean. After 45 days adrift at sea, Louie's true endurance test begins when he becomes a prisoner of war and finds himself in a Japanese prison camp.
Unbroken is a good film to Angelina Jolie's career as a director, but that is not to say the movie is flawless. While the film made for a great character study, it lacked in several areas such as story. Though the plot itself was not bad, it felt underwhelming as I believed the major moments in Louis Zamperini's life would have been stronger if we had more time in the character's backstory. Though Unbroken stumbled at times, this war drama still captured the idea of perseverance and seemed to be a solid tribute to the late Louis Zamperini.