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GeauxTigers18
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Should I go watch this Lincoln flick?



I am thinking its going to be awful. Hope I am wrong. Someone convince me to see this.


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Jwodie
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re: Should I go watch this Lincoln flick?


I don't see how it would be awful. But I'm struggling to find the urge to go see it over other movies I still need to see (Argo, Flight, etc.)





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GeauxTigers18
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I respect L and all, but I always got the feeling looking at historical pictures and stuff that he smelled like horse shite 24/7. Am I alone in that? I dont think people are into his story.


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alajones
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We don't encourage trolling on the movie board. We are above that here.

Okay so maybe you are serious, IMHO it will be great. It's released at the time of year when Oscar movies are released, it has DDL, Spielburg isn't exactly Uwe Boll, etc.



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GeauxTigers18
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most people that try to romanticize the past dont realize until about 60 years ago people would just shite in a bucket and leave the bucket in the room with them more often than naught.


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GeauxTigers18
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trying to get someone to say something good about the movie. no troll.





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alajones
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this Lincoln shite?
I beleive you, but this title kind of hints at trolling.






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GeauxTigers18
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you are right. i will edit.





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Peazey
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I like Daniel Day Lewis, and I think that this will probably be a reasonably well made movie, but I think that this movie's subject matter is trite. With as much attention as Lincoln gets in pop culture and history classes, I don't feel the need to have myself beat over the head with his overblown greatness.


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Baloo
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Spielberg is one of the greatest living directors and DDL, our greatest living actor, plays Lincoln alongside a pretty loaded cast. It's based on a book which won the Pulitzer Prize (Team of Rivals) and the author of that book was on the set. There may be some historical inaccuracies for the sake of storytelling, but probably nothing major. And the story they tell is the birth of the modern United States as a new nation.

What else do you want?






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GeauxTigers18
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I always thought Lincoln got more credit than he deserved honestly. The driving force to end slavery was people and agriculture in north not being able to compete and forcing change. It was not just one man's idea.





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That is what I fear. They will make it almost exclusively about how he is a champion of freeing the slaves, not touching any other issues of the civil war, and saved the country, but don't shed light on all the unconstitutional things he did to win.





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alajones
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but don't shed light on all the unconstitutional things he did to win.
Seems like I've heard some stuff in the trailers that hint at this.







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RollTide1987
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I always thought Lincoln got more credit than he deserved honestly. The driving force to end slavery was people and agriculture in north not being able to compete and forcing change. It was not just one man's idea.


I think Lincoln gets more credit for holding the nation together in its darkest hour than he does for abolishing slavery. His support of the 13th Amendment and his where wherewithal and tenacity to see it get pushed through Congress I think cements his legacy when it comes to the abolition of slavery.







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GumBro Jackson
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re: Should I go watch this Lincoln flick?


To the OP: if the subject matter doesn't interest you, don't go see it. Saying you think it will be awful seems like a stretch. The movie has an excellent director, star, and supporting cast. It is about an important moment in American history.

I understand that a lot of southerners don't care for Lincoln and think he gets too much credit and that the South is unfairly villified at times. Those things may be true, but whether you like the story or not, I think chances are excellent that this will be a well made movie.






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RollTide1987
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They will make it almost exclusively about how he is a champion of freeing the slaves, not touching any other issues of the civil war, and saved the country, but don't shed light on all the unconstitutional things he did to win.



When you are involved in a major war where the future of the nation is at stake, I think I can forgive a president for doing some unconstitutional things.







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Baloo
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When you are involved in a major war where the future of the nation is at stake, I think I can forgive a president for doing some unconstitutional things.

Especially when he is fighting against a group of people committing treason.

I do think Lincoln was primarily a Unionist, holding the nation together. But people who swing to the other extreme, that Lincoln had no interest whatsoever in abolishing slavery despite being elected by a fairly explicit anti-slavery party are just not convincing at all. And considering he sheparded through the 13th Amendment demonstrates some bona fides on the slavery issue.






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alajones
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It's pretty easy to see that this is still a hot issue in the south. I was one of the Lincoln haters growing up but the more I read and the less I listened to people who had no idea about anything except the same old BS, the more I realized what a great president he was and how everything he did was done for the sake of keeping the U.S. together.


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iwyLSUiwy
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re: Should I go watch this Lincoln flick?


There is a movie trailer. If it seems interesting to you then go see it. Pretty simple.

What does you thinking the dude smelled like crap have anything to do with this movie being good or not? You seem to have some sound reasoning I give you that.






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iwyLSUiwy
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Primarily a unionist? Wasn't he like a %100 unionist. Everything I've ever studied about Lincoln, which is a good bit but probably not 1/4 of what you have, was that was pretty much the only thing he cared about. At least in regard to the slave issue. He wanted to save the union not worrying about saving slaves from a terrible life like most people think. I would imagine %75 of black people, if not more, view Lincoln as a completely different person that what he really was.


Side note: I got your avatar pic on one of them threads we were on yesterday.






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