Made to to the movies this weekend and, being a history buff, I choose to watch Steven Spielberg’s movie, Lincoln
. The movie is based on the Doris Kearns book and documents President Lincoln’s efforts to pass the 13th Amendment (Which, for you non-history dudes, is the amendment that abolished slavery.) Daniel Day-Lewis plays Abe and he does a wonderful job of if. Day-Lewis portrays the president as a Saint that should be canonized because of all of his great qualities. I get the feeling Spielberg definitely feels that Lincoln was the greatest man to ever walk the face of the earth! It is as if Spielberg has the biggest bromance ever for Lincoln. The supporting cast is awesome as well. The cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones. Spielberg never has problems getting A-list actors. As mentioned above, the movies focuses on Lincoln’s efforts to abolish slavery and ending the Civil War. The movie does a great job showing the difficulty Lincoln had in balancing his presidency with raising his youngest son and keeping his wife, sane.The movie is long, two plus hours. The movie is great that the time flies by. It does feel like you were in the theater for over two hours. All-in-all, it is a great movie that is entertaining. Many think this is going to be filmed like a documentary, but it doesn’t really feel like a documentary. It was definitely worth seeing if you like history. For the average movie goer, it might be a little dry and boring. Overall, I give it an 8 out of 10 but I suppose a non-history buff would give it a 4 or 5 out of 10.