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I agree. First of all, it's her job to sit and be entertained. Compared to the REAL work and STRESS that normal people do daily to acquire for money for living it's an utterly ridiculous statement.
That Speilberg could wrench as much drama as he does from a film where the outcome is known history was genius. To see Lincoln portrayed as a human and not this god-like legendary figure was a truly brilliant approach. I just wonder, how much of the complaining going on here (a lot more than I would expect from such an excellent film about a noble event) has to do with some kind of subconscious bitterness over the outcome of our very recent American presidential election.
I also think it was hilarious how Lincoln's folksy style of telling stories apparently was not always so charming to everyone. One of my favorite quotes... (don't know who said it so I can't post it in the quotes section.) Exasperated cabinet member: "Oh God, is he going to tell ANOTHER story?????" I also liked that, for once, Spielberg was able the end the film just one time, and not multiple times after a two hours and some odd minutes as he has done in previous films (A.I being the most egregious of them all).
Dec 9 - 10:06 AM
Oh i don't know. It was pretty close to torture and required only a little bit of imagination to agree with her. Film makers have to realize that there are real people sitting on their real butts. If I wanted a lecture, I could have listened to a history podcast.
Dec 7 - 10:40 AM
Unfortunately, too many reviewers do not have the patience it takes to sit and see/hear the important details of how the U.S. became a great nation. This fantastic film in perfect for those who have enough intelligence and patience to sit still long enough to view it.
Nov 20 - 10:38 AM
or enough intelligence to say "you know, this is really DULL"
duh, it was 1865 -- you can't have car crashes in a movie set in that time period -- guess Victoria wanted more "action". She should get a clue that this movie was not about the war, it was about POLITICS. If you're not into that sort of thing, fine, don't gripe about it being a torture -- just go watch a Die Hard film & enjoy yourself, it will entertain you and everyone else with a 10-year-old's attention span.
Nov 19 - 10:20 PM
I agree that politics is what the movie is about but I guess my only problem was my expectations coming in. I wasn't sure what angle the movie was going to take, and it surprised me they focused on the 13th amendment the entire movie. I think the trailer was a little mis-leading (as all trailers are) and showed more action then they actual movie had in store. Yes, that's what you need to show to draw people in. But if you don't deliver that anticipated action throughout the movie then you're left with a drawn-out history lesson.
Dec 25 - 09:28 PM