I have always loved watching period piece movies, sometimes I find war movies hard to watch but I still enjoy the history behind them. And although behind the scenes of Abraham Lincoln is a very terrible war, the movie takes you into the beliefs of a man who would risk it all to see men treated equally. That’s the movie of Abraham Lincoln.
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. It took me a bit to get into the movie but once I did I was on the edge of my seat. Watching it reminded me how crazy politicians are and still are. (sorry but it’s true) We start the movie with 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. Some of his choices are choices I would not have been able to make because they were repugnant.
Also starring amazing actors Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. There are oscar winning performances all throughout the movie Lincoln. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.
Why is this the movie to see?
Because it does not glorify Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln did an amazing thing, holding on to the very end, willing to lose everything in his hands to abolish slavery. His wife was on the verge of going to the loony bin with grief and he would have let it happen to see the bill pass. Many people were against the bill, even people that said they were on his side. They even plotted to end the war with delegates from the South, without abolishing slavery and Lincoln knew what the delegates were going to try and do so he delayed them as long as he could, lying about their existence. He lied to so many people through his circular stories, but what he needed to accomplish was so important and I’m glad he succeeded. I really enjoyed this movie and found it to be entertaining and was surprised that even knowing how everything was going to progress I was still an emotional mess watching the whole movie.