For a story so extraordinary, Unbroken is painfully pedestrian. Despite its technical prowess, the run-of-the-mill job by director Angelina Jolie coupled with a script that is too concerned with giving us protagonist Louis Zamperini’s greatest hits, it leaves us with a lousy storytelling experience. Rather than fleshing Zamperini, inconsequently played by Jack O’Connell, out as a human first and a man who overcame ridiculous odds second, an in-over-her-head Jolie instead just uses him as a prop for repetitive beatings and heroic stoicism. Unbroken is as close as we are going to get to seeing a film that’s directed based on popular consensus, and that’s just a shame because Louis Zamperini’s tale deserves a more capable filmmaker at the helm with a way better script.