Skip to comments.Lincoln (Vanity)
Posted on 11/17/2012 5:36:12 PM PST by camerongood210
Have any fellow FReepers seen this movie yet? If so, what did you think and would you recommend it?
I’ve been waiting to hear if this was a hatchet job or not.
Wouldn’t surprise me if they worked a reference to Obamas future pResidency into the script somehow
Historically, Lincoln doesn’t do well in theaters.
Well, Obozo has had a private viewing with Schpielberg, the Castro-lover, Day-Lewis and Lee-Jones dancing attendance...
And it seems to be all about emancipation...I really don’t know...
I’m giving it a pass because of Nov 2012 as well as Nov 2008.
No more support of the corrupt culture.
I saw it this afternoon. I almost never go to the movies, but I wanted to see this one. While I thought it was pretty good, it could have been better. It has more to do with the political wheeling-dealing to get the 13th Amendment passed than it does with the life and death of Lincoln. They didn’t even reenact the assassination. Lincoln’s youngest son is at a theater, but not Ford’s, watching a play that isn’t Our American Cousin, when someone runs onto stage and shouts that the President has been shot. Tommy Lee Jones did a fantastic portrayal of Thaddeus Stevens in my opinion. I’ll stop now since I don’t want to ruin it for anybody. I’d give it 3 out 4 stars.
I’m not giving Hollyweird a dime. I can wait until movies are on tv and even then usually pass on the recent ones.
Saw it last night. Brilliant film with great performances by Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones. Pretty no nonsense approach to the story without the expected Lib bias. The film does not paint the Democrat party in a pretty light and accurately portrays the divisions within the Republican Party.
“Lost Causers” will hate the politics of the film, but by and large this was an accurate representation of the historical record and of Lincoln. The only one oddity was Spielberg decided to alter the names of some Representatives who voted against the 13th Amendment out of deference to the families.
I saw it this afternoon. Very few ‘action’ scenes but the acting was superb and you learn a LOT about the passage of the 13th amendment in the House. Of course it was based on a Doris Kearns book so who knows where SHE got the information. 2.5 hours so hit the potty before you go.
I will agree with rdl6989 in one aspect.. This is very much a movie about Lincoln in the context of political policy... it does get very deep into political wonk. However I disagree with the handling of the assassination... I thought it was very clever and removed the moment from the political arena where most of the film took place, and transitioned to the personal.
I heard a radio ad this morning where Lincoln is talking about fairness. I have the soundtrack.
Funny, and not too soon
When does he kill the vampires? Is the violence overdone?
I guess I went into the theater expecting to see a movie about a young man in Indiana and Kentucky splitting rails and teaching himself to read, then failing at innumerable careers in Illinois before going to Washington.
That’s a different movie. Don’t waste your money on that one.
You do know that you are still giving Hollywood "your dime" when you are doing that, don't you? The 'tv' has to pay Hollywood for the right to show those movies.
The only people you are not giving money to are the local theater owners who do employ some of your neighbors. So who are you really holding back your money from? Hollywood, or your neighbors?
Well, the scene where he holds the still-beating heart he tears out of the Dem House leader HAS to be pretty violent or it wouldn’t work, but mostly it’s a film of him and Mary taking long walks on Pennsylvania Avenue reciting poetry.
I am there!
LOL — Thanks for the laugh.
We just went to see it...arrived 20 minutes before posted start time.....sold out.
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