[Movie Review] Lincoln

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Directed by: Steven Speilberg

Writers: Tony Kushner (Screenplay), Doris Kearns Goodwin (Book)

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, David Strathairn as Secretary of State, William Henry Seward, Tommy Lee-Jones as Senator Thaddeus Steven.

So M.Y, Kiki and Terdoh couldn’t be here to share the joy that is the review of the movie Lincoln with y’all leaving me with the privilege of doing so. To you our reader just Keep Calm & Read this review courtesy Sodas and Popcorn. The topic of slavery much like Child Labor is usually greeted with so much disgust and reproach when brought up, but there was a time when the issue of slavery was seen as a norm, as legal, and as God’s idea of humanity “That all men weren’t created equal”. The story of slavery has been told, time after time, spanning different generations but never before has this story been told so close to our hearts, interestingly and gallantly like the story of former US President Abraham Lincoln’s long and arduous battle to end slavery and end the American civil war while trying to keep his family together. The Lincoln story has been told from different angles by different script-writers and directors first from being a humble farm boy who rose through the ranks of being a lawyer, senator and then the 16th President of the United States of America to that of being a Vampire hunter at night.

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SCRIPT

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This movie script has to be one of the best I’ve seen in a long while. It tells a very compelling and attention grabbing story, it makes you feel like history just unveiled itself in front of your very own eyes. The acting was right up there; Let this be known, than on this very day I (Zubby) in full control of my senses and mind says that Daniel Day-Lewis would win an Academy Award for his acting in this movie. Other actors who brought their A-game to the party include Tommy Lee-Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt etc.

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Directing

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Whenever I see the name Spielberg different words come to my mind Classic, master piece and so on. This movie should and would go down in history as one of the best stories that covers the story of Abraham Lincoln and his fight to abolish slavery in its totality. The choice of characters, costume, location, language and other tiny detail were at its best here. Just watching the movie and seeing what it offers, and you would understand why Spielberg is regarded as one of the greatest amongst movie directors.

 

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 Verdict

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I loved the movie, I enjoyed every minute watching it but keeping in mind that the Sodas and Popcorn team has already given the honors of Sodas, Popcorn and a Hotdog to 3 movies from one calendar year and that, my dear friends can only be given to just a select few movies I’m afraid I can only give this movie a Soda and a Popcorn. Also reason being that the popularity of this movie has already been indirectly affected by the movie Abraham Lincoln, Vampire hunter which was released not too long ago.