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It's a tough film to watch in some parts due to the torture scenes but overall a delight to experience because of the fact that it is based on a true life story of Olympic athlete/US Army Aircorp veteran/Japanese prison camp survivor Louie Zamperini and the ordeals he overcame in his life which made him even stronger.
I never saw the stage production so I'm not able to make any comparisons..., however, the people I spoke to who saw it live at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre and who also saw the film, were in agreement that they preferred the live performance better. For me, it was a thoroughly entertaining and very well done film by the good folks at Disney with an excellent cast, beautiful cinematography and well worth a little over 2 hours of your time this holiday season. It will be certain to garner some awards this upcoming season. Enjoy!
This is a film that simply must be seen (experienced) on the biggest screen possible (IMAX or 4G). I am so glad that I hadn't read any reviews or watched any trailers for this one since they usually contain spoilers. All of the comparisons & analogies aside (as they are always inevitable & rarely fair), this film captured my attention and held my interest for its' entirety (2H 49M). I would highly recommend you see it soon before you hear too much about it!
Interesting first directorial effort from Jon Stewart and starring a favorite young actor of mine..., it is an inside look into the treatment of a journalist captured and held for 118 days in Iran in 2009