Monday, December 3, 2012

Movie review: "Lincoln"

I had promised my dad we would watch this movie together, so we did and it was a great moment to share....
Now, I will give specifics about my review...
The movie is a historical account of Lincoln's unwavering (and ultimately successful) attempt to pass the 13th Amendment, that eventually abolished slavery in the United States...
Even though it's hard to ever go wrong with a history movie, I'm going to go ahead and say that this movie was lacking "something".. Daniel Day Lewis does an AMAZING job at personifying president Lincoln and the make-up people did an even better job at recreating this character... Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones also do a great job at playing their characters...BUT, I think the movie should have featured a little bit more detail (and even action) about the Civil War and all the events that surrounded the passing of this historical amendment.. I also think the movie was very slow paced and even sleepy at times...
Another thing I didn't like was that they didn't show the actual assassination of president Lincoln, but rather just showed him laying in bed after he had been shot... I think the movie could have been a little better if there had been a scene about the actual moment he was killed...
...but nonetheless, it was very interesting (and emotional) to somehow be part of a time when slavery was legal and so many people were oppressed by such sad and embarrassing concept.. I will admit that I did cry a few tears during the scene where the amendment was passed... to even think that it happened in real life seems crazy!...
So, I will be objective and give "Lincoln" 2.5 out of 5 stars...it's good but not great!... and that's my review! 

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