AKA ‘Prelude To Dying From Excessive Amounts Of Feelings’.
Ashley and I are going to be all “We’re gonna die out here!” And our parents/siblings are going to be all “You’re not dying!!!”
(get it???? UNDERSTAND ALL THE REFERENCES, PEOPLES)
Anywho. SIX. NEW. CLIPS. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR MONTHS. Now, I’m not naive. They’ve probably chopped parts out of the already small clips, but it’s wayyyy better than nothing. I’m just saying that we’ll have to wait until the movie comes out to see the scenes in their full glory. Probably. From what I can see, this film is going to be visually stunning. Each clip was a pleasure to watch, just from an aesthetic point of view. Lemme give you my thoughts on each clip…
- ‘Pete Sees Louie Off’ (note to self: it’s LouiE, not LouiS) – Um. Already, I’m crying. And speechless. And completely loaded down with the sheer amazingness of what this film’s going to be. Without Pete, there wouldn’t be a story, and I LOVE how his and Louie’s relationship shines through in this little snippet. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
- ‘Berlin Olympics’ – This post is going to end up sounding like a broken record. Again, I’m completely blown away by these clips. The way it flips back and forth between Louie racing and the Zamperinis listening in on the radio made me smile. Pete’s little “C’mon, Louie” and everyone speaking Italian and Louise half-crying…GAH. Why did they have to cut it off???
- ‘Flag Down A Passing Plane’ – Intense. So. Intense. I don’t know if my brain is going to be able to handle this movie. The plane! The sharks! The water! EVERYTHING!
- ‘The Bird’ – Miyavi is amazing as the Bird. I mean, he captured the twisted personality and evil/wrong presence of the Bird perfectly. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He’s that good. The way he kind of smiles when he says “Look at me” is…wow. Chill-worthy, in a creepy way.
- ‘Japanese Radio Men’ – This is the clip that really struck me with how visual this movie is. The camera angles, the lighting, the glimpse of prisoners being marched away through a smudged window…I love the style of Unbroken already. Again, Miyavi/the Bird is chilling and slightly insane and I’m cringing just thinking of everything that comes after this. Including Louie’s letter home because I know I’m going to be majorly crying.
- ‘Beat Their Captors’ – Two words: John Fitzgerald. He’s got to be in my top three favorite characters (although picking favorite characters is extremely hard when it comes to Unbroken) and he’s awesome in this clip. Quiet encouragement and just….I have endless amounts of admiration for Fitzgerald. He did pretty much anything he had to so that the other prisoners would be safe (safer?) and in the end, when the camp was liberated, he refused to leave until all the sick POWs had been taken out. Refused to leave. I mean. I just. HOW HUGE IS THAT?
If you need me, I’ll just be an incoherent puddle of tears.