Saw it late last night with the wife. Ah, maybe I was tired but I thought the movie a nice refresher but kinda dull. Again, maybe it was late but the closeup of hideously looking people practically gave me nausea.
The 13th ammendment - i get it, i get it, i get it. They beat it to death forever.
Spielberg's cast was amazing yet he could have easily shaved off :30 to :45 off the film if not for continually repeating the same material time and time again in a different scene.
IMO, Spielberg botched the shooting scene. The sound of a single shot with his hat hitting the floor would have been better than learning about it in another theatre. Did we need to see his son's pain?
Maybe it b/c it was late at night or maybe the attention to detail by reciting the same material time and time again was a bit over the top.
Good movie yet a bit long winded if you already knew the story. Speaking of stories, ugh, Lincoln telling stories is just begging for the fast forward.
"We have been watching and waiting, but I wouldn't say we intend to continue to do that. I think you watch and wait to try and assess a situation and act accordingly. It might involve more waiting. It might involve moving in one direction or another. We've done plenty of watching and waiting. If we can move in a particular direction, we might do that."
Sandy Alderson: 2011.