I’m going to be one of the few people (perhaps the only person) to tell you that I saw Lincoln, and…
No offense to Honest Abe. He was a great guy. I just expected a lot more from this movie, especially with all the Oscar buzz. I thought it was going to be epic, but the only thing epic about it was the length. I thought it was the story of Lincoln’s life, but it’s really the story of how the 13th Amendment was passed. Don’t get me wrong – I’m in favor of the 13th Amendment. Slavery? Not the best idea. But about 90% of the movie was the process of passing this amendment in incredibly boring detail. School House Rock could have done it faster and in a more entertaining way.
I also would have expected Lincoln’s death to be the big, emotional climax of the movie. But they didn’t even show him getting shot! Someone announced his death, and then you get a glimpse of his dead body with people looking only moderately morose standing around him. It was weird.
To be fair, I’ll tell you what I did like about the movie. Visually, it was very interesting. If there were an Academy Award for Best Use of Silhouettes and Top Hats, Lincoln would win, hands down. And it does get better as it goes on. I could barely pay attention the first half (normally I never have that problem – I love movies!), but the second half was more plot-driven. And there were quite a few funny lines, which was an unexpected bonus.
If anyone else was unimpressed by Lincoln, please tell me so I know I’m not the only one!
Oh, and this is what I wore to see the movie.
Shirt: J. Crew Factory (on sale!)
Necklace: Charming Charlie (similar)
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Nine West
Coat: J. Crew (on sale!)
Sunglasses: Kate Spade via TJ Maxx
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