Unbroken


#1

I haven’t seen it yet but for those who have (and/or have read the book) tell us about your experience(s).


#2

Saw it on Christmas, it was definitely a good movie. Only a couple issued I had, Not sure how realistic his training/times are compared to real life, especially during the scene where he ran a mile in 4:11 at camp while a jeep was driving beside him. Also when he returned to the US he looked as if nothing had happened to him after years of torture and cruelty. Its a must see for sure though!


#3

I saw it. It was decent, a bit melodramatic.


#4

Read the book last Tuesday. I plan on seeing the movie some time this week. I’ll write up my comparison.


#5

book for Xmas. Just finished the first chapter - he was a handful as a child! Pity his poor parents!


#6

This book was tough to put down even with holiday stuff, the football games, and packing to move…I will wait on seeing the movie until hearing from others comparisons. I usually am disappointed when seeing Hollywood’s version of a book. I will say the exception was Forest Gump. The movie is so much better than the book - maybe it is mostly Tom Hanks, but I like the editing too - the space launch and cannibals are just a little too far over the top for me…

Oh yeah - the book was great! I am an amateur WWII historical nut and I learned a lot from the book. Hillenbrand did a masterful job in telling the stories and keeping history accurate and engaging.


#7

Got the book for Xmas


#8

Awesome movie.


#9

Good movie, great book. I wish I could do it over and watch the movie first then read the book…Hillenbrand did an amazing job.


#10

Finally saw the movie two weeks ago. Good movie, just wished they had covered more of the book after he returned from the war. I think one of the most inspiring parts of the book was his life change after the near destruction of himself and his family by his PTSD.
I think our XC shirts next year will have the quote,“A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.”