Four Score & One Hangover Ago

A little New Year’s Day tip: Don’t try to watch Steven Spielberg’s two-and-a-half-hour-long Lincoln New Year’s Morning.

I found my brain was unable to comprehend at least 90% of it—even while laying down in my big, comfortable hotel bed.

And if you’re like me and love pretty much any movie Daniel Day-Lewis touches, don’t be surprised if you find yourself unengaged with Lincoln. This has less to do with the quality of Mr. Lewis’s acting (which is still top-notch) and more with how dense the plot is.

I think Lincoln is an amazing character study, but a bad movie. For pure entertainment purposes (and less historical accuracy) I’ll take Gangs of New York or There Will Be Blood over Lincoln any day of the week.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To create code blocks or other preformatted text, indent by four spaces:

    This will be displayed in a monospaced font. The first four 
    spaces will be stripped off, but all other whitespace
    will be preserved.
    
    Markdown is turned off in code blocks:
     [This is not a link](http://example.com)

To create not a block, but an inline code span, use backticks:

Here is some inline `code`.

For more help see http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax