So yesterday I went to see Lincoln. I wanted to see it because Abraham Lincoln was one of my favorite presidents and because it was directed by Steven Spielberg. I thought it was very interesting, the beginning of it was a little slow, but it keep my interest the whole time. It just cemented my love for this man even more. He was so kind and cared about people, that's why he wanted to end slavery. It was nice to see that he was able to accomplish ending slavery and ending the Civil War before his life ended. I think he consider his life lived. "It's not the years in your life that matter, it's the life in your years." :)
It was nice to see some familiar faces in the film, like Sally Field, who I think gave a really amazing performance (like she always does) as Mary Todd Lincoln. I didn't really know that much about her, so a lot of the things regarding her were new to me. Based off that, I don't know how much of it was accurate, i'm sure that they had a good relationship, but the heartache of losing her son took it's toll on her mentally. When the argument happened, you heard how Lincoln felt. He just hid it and he was also devastated too, but dealt with it differently than Mary did.
The two men that were talking to the Dems were pretty funny, although I didn't like the use of their language all that much. It was cool to see Bruce McGill (since I know him from MacGyver) in a role like this. Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens was great. I don't remember much about Thaddeus Stevens from my history classes, but he was portrayed in a great way here.
I know there were some things that weren't the most accurate, such as having the 13th Amendment be the thing that helps end the Civil War. It was part of it, but it wasn't what ulitmately ended it. It also seems like Steven Spielberg's favorite curse word to use in his movies is God with the D word. It was said more than any other curse word in the film. I think the F word was said a few times too. Can't you just say "Damn" and not make it against God. Sorry, i'm going off on a rant now. I just don't feel like it's necessary. Anyway, I enjoyed the movie and even though it might not have been completely accurate with some things (it is a movie after all) it still showed who Lincoln really was and I loved his insight on life and of course his speeches. :) He was a truly beautiful human being. Overall rating: 4 out of 5. :)