Tuesday, May 19, 2015

FishFlix.com, Unbroken Legacy of Faith {Schoolhouse Review Crew}

We often use videos in our homeschool, so we are always on the lookout for sources which provide quality movies. Thanks to the Schoolhouse Review Crew, we were recently introduced to FishFlix.com. One video on our wish list has been Unbroken, so when we were offered the opportunity to review the Unbroken Legacy of Faith Edition, I jumped at the chance! Even my oldest son (the one who no longer lives at home) was thrilled to hear we'd received it!

FishFlix is a company which offers "Christian movies to inspire and entertain." You will find biographies, documentaries, history, and children's movies, among others.
Unbroken is the powerful true story of  Louis "Louie" Zamperini, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand. Louie was a troublemaker during his childhood: smoking, drinking, and stealing. He was bullied at school, as well. He also became a fast runner while trying to avoid the law. His older brother, Peter, saw how fast he ran, and decided to train him as a runner. Through training, he became an athlete in the 1936 Olympics, in Berlin, Germany.

In 1941, Louie enlisted in the United States Air Force, and was deployed to the Pacific. During one of their missions, the plane he was in crashed in to the ocean, with only 3 survivors. They were adrift in their life raft for 47 days, before they were "rescued" by the Japanese, and sent to a POW camp, where they were treated cruelly. He spent the remainder of the war in the POW camp.

Later, after he was married, his wife persuaded him to attend a Billy Graham evangelistic series. He remembered a promise to God he'd made while in that life raft, that if God got him out alive, he'd serve God the rest of his life. So he gave his life over to God, fulfilling his promise.

The second disc (which is about 90 minutes) included in this package gives us the rest of the story, Louie's life of faith, and the fact he took the opportunity to go back to Japan, to offer forgiveness to the men who treated him so cruelly. It contains interviews with CBN, Pastor Greg Laurie, Angelina Jolie (director and producer of Unbroken), and the Billy Graham Evangelical Association.

Unbroken runs 2 hours and 18 minutes. The cover does not rate it, but FishFlix gives it a PG rating, and I would definitely agree with that. It is not an easy video to watch. It is powerful, suspenseful. The boys and I enjoyed it, and my oldest even borrowed it to watch. He enjoyed it as well.

If you enjoy true stories, and stories about World War II, you will not want to miss this movie. It is bound to powerfully impact you.

Crew members received other videos to review: Exploring Ephesus, Torchlighters: The John Wesley Story, Privileged Species, Flight and Metamorphosis. You'll want to check out their reviews as well.

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