Rugger Review: Lincoln
Summary: It’s January 1865. The American Civil War has been raging on for the past four years while President Abraham Lincoln battles hard within his own cabinet to get the 13th Amendment passed, which will not only end the war, but abolish slavery.
Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited biopic of Lincoln has been gestating in Hollywood for the best part of a decade (and God knows how much longer in the back of Spielberg’s mind).
In fact, it has been so long that the man Spielberg originally wanted for the lead role, Liam Neeson, eventually deemed himself too old to play the part.
Spielberg then tried for Daniel Day-Lewis to fill the stovepipe hat only to be turned down on three occasions because he wasn’t fond of Spielberg’s script.
However, his desire for Day-Lewis to take on the role grew so much that Spielberg went back to the drawing board, tweaking his script and confining it to a shorter period in Lincoln’s life; a month long segment which follows Lincoln