Reaction to "Lincoln" Trailer

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a Lincoln movie coming out in November. It’s directed by an unknown American Director, and stars a hack actor as Lincoln. Even the title is lame. It’s going to be horrible, right?


Sarcasm aside, Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the President, is shaping up as one of the most anticipated movies the rest of the year. Yesterday, the movie released its first full-length trailer via a Google Hangout. If you haven’t yet seen it, or even if you have seen it dozens of times since then, check it out below:

If you’re looking for a breakdown of the trailer, here are a couple of good blow by blows. So instead of giving you a frame-by-frame recap, we thought we’d share some of our reactions to the trailer. Feel free to share your reactions in the comments below.

“Daniel Day-Lewis is arguably one of the greatest living actors. I’d be excited for the Lincoln movie no matter what, but am especially excited to see his performance. Based on the trailer, his portrayal of Lincoln is meant to be authentic – not just his physical appearance, but featuring a slightly high voice, as Lincoln was said to have. Tony Kushner’s script should also be a strong point of the movie.”


“I’m anticipating the release of the film because I know Daniel Day-Lewis is an amazing actor and will do a wonderful job performing Lincoln on the big screen.  I think Steven Spielberg isn’t too political (at least when it comes to movies), so I do not anticipate some agenda intertwine in the film. I wish the movie would focus more on the early years of the presidency and the Civil War because that is what I am most interested in.  I think it should be turned into a miniseries (directed by Steven Spielberg)—like Band of Brothers.  That would be amazing!”


“It’s so moving. I cried… Sally Field is going to be amazing.”


“This movie is shaping up to be an instant classic. Mark my words–it’s going to win multiple Oscars. I think it also really has a chance to be a unique addition to the Lincoln of American Pop Culture. As Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who plays Robert Todd Lincoln) said after the release of the trailer, the movie doesn’t mythologize Lincoln, but focuses on him as a wily politician, a loving father, and most importantly, a human being. (Sounds eerily familiar to the interpretation at the Cottage.) And by focusing not on the major battles of the war, but on the passage of the 13th Amendment, the movie will portray an under-appreciated accomplishment of Lincoln’s storied Presidency. Plus just look at the cast!!!!”



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