Synopsis: Lincoln is about the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
I thought the movie will be a biography of Lincoln or about his struggle with/during The Civil War. But the movie is about all the backroom dealings and struggle to pass the Thirteenth Amendment which outlawed slavery. Now some (mostly Americans) may like this but the rest may find it boring. The movie is excellent in some parts and in some parts its like a stage play or like a school reading of Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis is brilliant as Lincoln. He will obviously get the Oscar nomination for Best Actor and has a very good chance to win. There were a couple of scenes though where I did not like his acting. Did not like Sally Field at all. Thought she was overacting but then found out from wikipedia that she was like that. So don’t know what to make of it. Tommy Lee Jones was excellent and he will also get a Best Supporting Actor Nomination and has good chance to win. David Strathairn, James Spader were also good. Why is Joseph Gordon-Levitt in every other movie? He was ok though. I think the movie should have been directed better.
Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her, bringing MI6 under attack.
The movie starts off very well with the first scene with the bike chase over the roofs. The Train scene was a bit too much though. The casino fight scene was good too though it was short. The movie then took quite some time to build up the story but it became interesting once Javier Bardem’s character shows up. Javier Bardem escape scene and the chase through the tunnel was excellent – the best scene of the movie. But once they go to Scotland the movie became uninteresting and the final action scenes were so boring and nothing great. Daniel Craig was good as James Bond. Javier Bardem was good too but did not create the impact of Joker from The Dark Knight. Judi Dench was good as usual.
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