I have never been a big fan of war movies, so I expected to spend an unpleasant two-and-a-half hour watching a boring movie centered around politics. Surprisingly, this was not the case with Lincoln. The movie takes place mainly in the year 1865, during President Abraham Lincoln's second term. Along with managing all the stresses in his life and in society during this time period, he was also figuring out how to successfully pass the 13th amendment. The film covers everything leading up to the end of slavery and ends with Lincoln’s assassination, so it's fairly long. The movie focuses a lot on politics, as it demonstrates Lincoln's urgent need to pass the 13th amendment to guarantee an end to the Civil War and create a legacy that will benefit many future generations of America. If you don't usually watch historical movies and are looking to step outside your comfort zone, this movie is the right one to watch.
Jan 5, 2023