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'Against the Sun' is admirable but destined to be overshadowed

'Against the Sun' is admirable but destined to be overshadowed

Three U.S. Navy airmen stranded in the South Pacific battle the elements in the fact-based World War II drama "Against the Sun," but their greatest adversary ultimately proves to be timing. The film follows on the heels of Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken," which includes an extended sequence also dealing with survival in the open ocean. "Against the Sun" also shares thematic elements and images with "All Is Lost" and "Life of Pi," against which the lower-profile production can't help but pale in comparison. Crash-landing their torpedo bomber in the middle of the Pacific, 1,000 miles from land, a pilot (Garret Dillahunt of...

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