Lincoln Movie Review

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Lincoln is a historically accurate movie that can capture the attention of a novice audience. The way that Lincoln made history come alive on a screen, was remarkable. Even in a history book, Lincoln’s dilemma is complex and interesting-on screen it is remarkable. Lincoln was faced with the decision to end the war or end slavery. Peace could save thousands of lives, but ending slavery could save an entire race of people. This Catch-22 situation perplexes not only Lincoln, but the people. Some of my favorite parts about the set were Lincoln’s office in the White House. The detail that was obviously put into the set was amazing! A scene in the movie that stood out was when Lincoln was listening to his cabinet discuss the path the country should be taking. Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln, makes a speech that strikes everyone in the room, stopping them mid-sentence. I believe that this was a turning point for the cabinet’s ultimate approval of Lincoln’s plan to end slavery before he ended the war. The complexity of Lincoln’s home life was also well displayed throughout the movie. Mary Lincoln’s loss of lucidity after their son’s death was displayed profoundly in the movie. Her loss of one son unwillingly, and neglect of her other two was something that was shocking to me and very well displayed. Lincoln did an excellent job of showing Mary’s depression; however, the movie did not neglect to show her love. When Lincoln’s older son wanted to join the army, but Mary wouldn’t let him was a turning point in her character’s role. This proved that Mary cared about her remaining sons more than anything; she couldn’t lose them, but also couldn’t care for them. For a movie that is not a documentary, the knowledge that I took away from it was incredible. At the end of the movie, I truly understood how much Lincoln had to overcome to convince the House of Representatives to pass the 13th…...

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