Becky and I went to see the new movie Lincoln on opening night at the AMC Theaters in Highlands Ranch, CO with our friends Mark & Maria Ford. The Fandango website at Lincoln describes the movie as follows…
“Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come…”
The Review: Lincoln is going to be an immediate classic and probably be nominated for Best Picture because of Director Steven Spielberg is so well loved in Hollywood. It’s the story of the Civil War and the challenges that faced President Lincoln and the Republican Congress faced in getting slavery abolished in America. The story is absolutely incredible and the cinematography was fantastic. Daniel Day-Lewis is probably going to get best actor for his role as Lincoln in this film.
The movie is very well done, but be forewarned that it’s long and if you are not a fan of History you will probably not like it. Becky, Mark and Maria were pretty bored and Mark and Becky fell asleep a couple of times, so be prepared for a slow moving film. The historical content of the film though is very good and it reminded me of that film Amazing Grace in 2006 about the idealist William Wilberforce, who moved to abolish the slave trade in England. Personally, I thought Amazing Grace was better than Lincoln, but they are both very good films. They are just somewhat boring since they are historical films that are about the law more than action and adventure.
I have to rate this movie as a Don’t Miss It because it’s about the 16th President and one of the most important Presidents in American History at a time when roughly 750,000 people died from our Civil War. I really enjoyed it and the performance of the actors was amazing. Becky rated it as a Rental, since it was so long and boring at times, so you may want to stay home and be able to pause the film with your remote control.
John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky – ** Rental
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