What’s On? — October 2018

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Movie: Unbroken: Path to Redemption
Rating: 4/5

Universal Pictures and Pure Flix present the follow up to 2014’s Unbroken with Unbroken: Path to Redemption. Louis Zamperini, famed Olympian and unbreakable prisoner of war, has finally returned home. However, not all is well as he learns that although the war is over, the fight continues. The film is easily accessible to any viewer that hasn’t seen the previous entry, as it opens with a tasteful montage of its events. As the title implies, the film depicts Louis’ life after World War II, including his struggles with PTSD, alcoholism and faith. Being based on a true story adds to the drama and real feel of the plot, and his progression from beginning to end is the strong point of Path to Redemption.  However, the film does struggle a bit with the more technical aspects of cinema. The acting and look isn’t as polished as its predecessor, which took me out of the movie for a few scenes, but it doesn’t detrimentally affect the overall story and message in any way. There are a few notable lines in the film, one of them being “even heroes need help sometimes.” Everyone needs help, and ultimately the greatest help is from Jesus Christ.

 

Micah Trimmer | Salt Lake City | Intermountain Division