Although this movie was made for American’s, it was one of my most anticipated movies of 2012. Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg, is a very well done film. It features amazing performances all around, but Daniel Day-Lewis stole the show. Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the greatest actors who has ever lived and he showed that in this movie. Although some American’s might have been angry that a Brit was playing one of their most beloved President’s, I couldn’t think of anyone better than him to play such an iconic figure. The set design was very well done. Their work really makes you think you are looking at 19th century America. The screenplay was carefully written. It was very accurate regarding the dialogue of the time. There was actually quite a few words used in this movie that I didn’t know the meaning of. I have watched too many movies set in older times which the writers leave words in that we use now that they didn’t use in the time period the movie is set in. Steven Spielberg created a beautifully filmed movie here. You can tell that he actually knew what he was doing and wasn’t just put into the project because he is a big name Director. A lot of people might go into this movie expecting Lincoln to be about his entire life. What you get here is more a political drama about the 13th Amendment. The original screenplay was around 500 pages long and it probably was about his entire life. Unfortunately movies can’t be that long so they just stuck to one of the most important things Abraham Lincoln was apart of. Although I did enjoy this film, I didn’t really connect to it. Now if I was American instead of Canadian, I think I would have connected with this movie and it would have probably been one of my favourites of 2012. Overall I thought it was a very well put together film, even though I didn’t connect with it. If you are American or/and a fan of political dramas you will most likely enjoy this movie.
4 out of 5 stars.