|‘Lincoln’ film delights fans with rich, historical drama|
|Written by Melanie Lowe, Daily Vidette Staff Writer|
|Thursday, 29 November 2012 14:22|
The new blockbuster “Lincoln” has it all — phenomenal acting, invigorating action scenes and a profusion of history.
Not only will you fall in love with this film, you’ll learn a great deal about Lincoln’s presidency in the process.
If you’ve seen the poster for “Lincoln,” you might have thought you were looking at a picture of our sixteenth president.
Surprise! That’s Daniel Day-Lewis, looking strikingly similar to the historical figure.
The make-up and costumes in this movie are elaborate and flawless, leaving some actors unrecognizable.
It’s impossible to discuss “Lincoln” without giving praise to the acting.
The film features a number of renowned actors — Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The story follows Lincoln through the last months of his life, showcasing his fight to emancipate the slaves.
His character comes off as a gentle giant, someone who cared about everyone and could get the job done.
As the movie progresses, Lincoln’s personal life, marriage, relationships, beliefs and work ethics are effectively revealed.
What I loved most about the film is that it did not romanticize the idea of the Civil War or the end of Lincoln’s life.
Instead, “Lincoln” reveals a real and thorough portrayal of the relationships inside the president’s Cabinet.
I give this movie five stars out of five simply because I could not find anything I didn’t like.
Not only do I predict an Oscar win for the movie, but for Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones’ characters as well.
Tommy Lee Jones gives a memorable performance as Thaddeus Stevens, one of the most powerful leaders of the House of Representatives.
I found that “Lincoln” not only portrayed the joy in emancipating the slaves, but showed how much further we would have to come as a country in terms of discrimination.
“Lincoln” is a perfect movie to see with the whole family, and though it is extensive, you won’t want it to end.
Overall, the film has received high ratings from critics.