New UNBROKEN Trailer and Images Starring Jack O’Connell as Olympian and War Hero Louis Zamperini

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Universal has released a new Unbroken trailer online along with a batch of new images.  Angelina Jolie‘s film tells the incredibly true story of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), a former Olympian and WWII bombardier whose plane crashed at sea in 1943.  Zamperini and two crewmates floated adrift for 47 days and 2000 miles, eventually finding themselves caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a POW camp where Zamperini was targeted by a sadistic overseer.  O’Connell looks good and the cinematography is very pretty, but this trailer also features people shouting platitudes like “You can take it, you can make it,” and “A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.”  It looks like prime Oscar-bait, and while it turn out to be a good movie, the sappy tone of the trailer makes me feel like the film should be called “Unbroken: It Will Inspire the Living Shit out of You“.

Hit the jump to check out the Unbroken trailer and images.  The film opens December 25th, and also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund, and Finn Wittrock.

Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for Unbroken:

Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.

Sound off in the comments section, and if you’ve read the book, please don’t give away any major details.  They may not turn out to be in the movie, but it’s best to be on the safe side.




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  • Michele

    Looks like the sappy and manipulative sort of movie I tend to avoid. And I feel totally guilty for saying that.

    • MJ

      You post here feels elitist-sarcastically manipulative.

  • Michele

    Looks like the sappy and manipulative sort of movie I tend to avoid. And I feel totally guilty for saying that.

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  • sam

    Looks great it’s suppose to be an inspirational movie and has the tone.it’s hard to please fanboys

    • Mixed race rich kid NYC

      What’s so inspirational about someone not backing off as a kid then to not back off as an adult

  • sam

    Looks great it’s suppose to be an inspirational movie and has the tone.it’s hard to please fanboys

  • Paladinus McLachlan

    FACT: It’s the type of film made for win awards. I would not be surprised if this movie gets a lot of nominations.

    • Paladinus McLachlan

      Plus: Jack O’Connell seems to be a real contender here. Should get the nomination for Best Actor, I guess.

  • Paladinus McLachlan

    FACT: It’s the type of film made for win awards. I would not be surprised if this movie gets a lot of nominations.

  • Mixed race rich kid NYC

    In the land of blood and honey was such a bad and unfocused movie but it was her first movie. I guess you can say it was her student film.
    Luckily, someone likes the movie. This person with questionable taste happens to be the head of universal. She offered Angelina Jolie the chance to redeem herself by adapting unbroken to the big screen. Wanting the movie and Angelina Jolie to succeed, she bared no expense. She got the best dp in the industry, the best duo of writers and ang lee editor. The latter has a key eye for making melodrama not being cheesy .
    Will unbroken succeed, and be a great player in 2015 Oscars? Well lets see.
    The movie opens Christmas Day against into the woods by disney and the sequel of cult classic hot tub time machine and also Bradley cooper next romantic lead and also 2 weeks after the last chapter of the hobbit aka the equivalent of the Star Wars prequel
    This movie lacks stars. Hell I don’t know who’s who!
    I think this movie will perform nicely at the box office as audience don’t have others option for drama but the movie will fail critically because it looks like a polished 1950 TV movie.
    From this trailer alone, I don’t see any acting being done. Just pretty white boys looking straight at the camera. I hope the Japanese enemies get a bit of character development a la bride on the river Kwai by David lean but let’s face it: that doesn’t seem to be the case

    Angelina Jolie needs another hobby or better yet be a mother to those kids she adopted for attention

    • Boogaloo

      Has anyone ever told you that you’re the worst?

      • milo

        It looked like he was banned for a while, unfortunately it didn’t seem to stick.

    • JAT

      You’re actually too stupid to argue with

    • MJ

      LOL

      WHAT A COMPLETELY ASININE POST.

  • Mixed race rich kid NYC

    So the character is unbroken when the movie begins and stay unbroken till the end of the movie?
    No character change?
    The visuals are alright tho

    • milo

      Yes, it makes perfect sense to assume “no character change” based on a one word title. Thanks for your insightful contribution.

  • milo

    I can’t say I’m excited to see Jolie tackling this, the book is supposed to be great and it seems like it could be a solid movie in the right hands. It’s possible to do “inspirational” without turning it into total cheese.

  • bidi

    that did not seem like the type of dialogue i come to expect from the Coen brothers. wow. this seems like one of those movies that could go either way. you walk a fine line when you shamelessly make an awards movie. this could either be heart-wrenching and inspirational, or it could be cheesy and melodramatic. haven’t seen the lead dude in anything, but i like the supporting cast. i can very easily see this one going the way of War Horse, where it’s nominated for shit just because it’s a WWII movie and not because it has any real chance of winning. Fury looks to be the better war movie of the season.

    • milo

      Yeah, considering the actual events that happened to this guy in real life, it seems like that would be inspiring enough without needing to have lines of dialogue taken straight from bumper stickers. I hope the worst of those are in the trailer and the rest of the movie isn’t too heavy on lines like those.

      • MJ

        Yea, why can’t they just make it a darker fictional movie and give Zamporini a really cool comic-book name like Wardaddy, and put a cigar in his mouth as well.

    • MJ

      ” i can very easily see this one going the way of War Horse, where it’s nominated for shit just because it’s a WWII movie and not because it has any real chance of winning.”

      WAR HORSE WAS WORLD WAR ONE, DUMB-ASS — not World War Two.

      Jesus Christ, the level of ignorance of some of the posters here is astounding. People just pulling shit our of their assess on movies that they have not even bothered to see or even learn even the slightest bit of accurate information about. Intellectually bankrupt people are posting here.

      You’ve just lost all credibility here for all time, bidi. EPIC FAIL !!!

  • Sean B

    Morons criticizing this film already, your bus is leaving…
    If you had read the book, you’d know the drama in this movie is based on actual events that took place. So saying this looks awards driven is ridiculous. This isn’t some made up story, crafted to win awards, it’s the guy’s life story and it’s absolutely inspiring. If Angelina Jolie can bring a fraction of the drama and power of the book to the big screen, it will absolutely deserve any awards it wins

    • MJ

      Well said. The Morons are out in force today. Some of these people can’t even keep their world wars straight…LOL

    • David

      There are a ton of people who don’t like to see certain people succeed. They’re sort of like anti-fans — getting rabid with disdain when so-and-so is gearing up for a project, the disdain coming from anger that nobody can do anything about.

  • andi

    “If you can shake it, you can bake it.”

    andi

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  • vpuik

    Too bad Louis Zamperini just passed away few weeks ago and never got to see the movie. RIP

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