Based on some of the reviews, I did not expect the movie to be good. I decided to get the book first and then watch the movie. I am about Chapter 8 of part 1 and, the book its great! I have not read a book this good in a while.
I remember when the trailer came out for this movie...it didn't catch my attention. I liked that it was based on a true story, but i did not do research the story, so i figured i watch it one day.
But i am surprised by this movie. Angelina Jolie did a great job directing it , i think this is one of reason why i was not too eager to see it, knowing an actor was directing but she did a great job. It would be imposible to put the whole book in the movie, it would last hours. But what she has on there, is basically a summary -- a well done one!
I also did not have great expectation for acting chops and, i think the acting was great, the guy who plays Loui, was great playing the part, as well as everyone else.
If you are on the sensiteve side, the torture scene are almost real, and I had to press the 10s forward button on my Ipad, so that is something to keep in mind if you are the sensitive side.
I did a lot of research on Louis Zamporini before I bought the book and watch the movie, I watched a lot of his interviews and Angelina as well. Then got the book and finally watched the movie. And i do not regret it!
It would have been nice to see a small scene about Louis transfomation with JesusChrist, but it is a Hollywood movie, directed by Angelina who grew up in the industry and, probably didnt want to pintpoint anything specific and remain neutral, she just wrote a note at the end "his faith helped him forgive".
I think she was blessed to have met a man like Louis Zamporini, and to have had the privilage to tell his story and I am glad Louis got to see the rough cut of his life story on his last days of life.
Louis who was a man of faith the word of The Lord became real, Louis went from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:16-18) and though Louis beginning were humble, he went out of this earth prosperous (Job 8:7). Very inspiring story but..... the book is still better and i would recommend to read the book.