Tommy Lee Jones
That said, this flick does have merit. The scenery, wardrobe and overall time period look amazing. Clearly someone knew exactly what to bring to the table in that department. I wish more time was spent in the field, or anywhere other than a room full of one (or several) old guys bickering back and forth. After the grumpy cat joke with Tommy Lee Jones, I canít help but laugh every time I see him as a picture of that catís face lights up in my head. So if you decide to make the journey through this movie and you feel itís starting to drag, make a drinking game out of it and take a shot every time Tommy Lee Jones reminds you of grumpy cat. I promise youíll be having a blast soon enough.
LINCOLN is exactly what you think it isóa film that does itís best to celebrate a piece of our history/heritage, while at the same time trying to add enough Hollywood glamor to deem a film necessary. I wonít say this is good or bad. It just happens a lot in Hollywood. Daniel Day-Lewis is awe-inspiring as Abe Lincoln. That much does deserve tribute. I donít see Lewis here, I see the former President. What a transformation. His mannerisms, speeches, featuresóI swear if he were standing next to the real Lincoln people would be hard pressed to guess which was which. The tone and cinematography feel like Spielberg to a point, but having heard that it took three rewrites to even land Daniel Day-Lewis makes me wonder what this looked like two versions agoóeven Spielberg himself says itís nothing like his original vision. Hmm, kinda makes you wonder.
A Historic Tapestry: Richmond, Virginia: A four minute fluff piece on why they shot this bad boy in Richmond Virginia. I think they could have made it look the part nearly anywhere.
In the Company of Character: Every lines up to suck each others, well, you know, but the only one truly deserved of this praise is Daniel Day-Lewis. You know what they say, modesty will get you everywhere.
Crafting the Past: As I mentioned in the review, this is one of the aspects that this film nailed. They donít go too much into detail, but again, the details are evident in the film.
Living with Lincoln: Spielberg and crew illustrate how dedicated they were to making this adventure feel as legit as possible. Lewis rocked it. Maybe this is why it took three drafts to create? But then again, the plot details are part of history, so it shouldnít have been overly difficult.
In Lincolnís Footsteps: Here we highlight the score and some of the smaller details that made this film shine, like the grumpy cat drinking game! No, just kidding, but wouldnít that have been a hilarious Easter Egg?
Previews: Thereís a slew of trailers, BD-LIVE content, as well as a DVD and Digital Copy of the film.