Angelina Jolie’s WW2 flick “Unbroken” ignites conflagration of controversy – in Japan!
Even after Jolie reportedly handed in an “art house” cut of her directorial effort, the social media buzz in the land of the rising sun was decidedly negative, AP reported.
The film depicts a U.S. Olympic runner who escapes from a B-24 crash in the Pacific, survives in a raft for 47 days and then is captured and tortured at a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during World War II.
Japanese bloggers are calling for a boycott of the biopic while the Far East Twitter-verse is saying to ban Angelina Jolie – period.
Fanning the flames is a reputed reference to cannibalism in the film’s basis.
James Bradley, whose “Flags of Our Father’s was the basis of Clint Eastwood’s film of the same title, also described such carnage in his book “Flyboys” about the War in the Pacific.
Throughout the ages in the history of warfare, the eating of one’s enemies was to imbue one with the strength of the vanquished – and was practiced often.
As the remainder of the generation who actually fought World War Two die, history is beginning to morph over the passage of time and guilt.
"Even Japanese don't know their own history so misunderstandings arise," Mutsuhiro Takeuchi of the Japan Culture Intelligence Association said.
Jolie admitted she wanted to depict a human story, noting that war "brings out the extremes" in people.
UPDATE:ANGIE ANNOUNCED SHE'LL BE SKIPPING FUTURE UNBROKEN EVENTS BECAUSE SHE SUDDENLY HAS THE CHICKEN POX!