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Worthy, wordy and almost unwatchable,
This review is from: Lincoln [DVD] (DVD)
As an avid fan of West Wing and Steven Speilberg, I began watching with sky high expectations. But as one dark interior melted into another, and Lincoln launched into another homespun homily that was barely relevant let alone understandable, I began to watch the minutes drag by in the vain hope that Speilberg's legendary story telling would kick in and the world would be okay again.
But the dark interiors and the minutae of 1860s American Congressional process just kept grinding past my eyes. The West Wing was just as wordy but Aaron Sorkin made it compulsive viewing. Why a movie about the abolition of slavery could become so unremittingly tedious is just a mystery to me. If I was a Vin Diesel or Jennifer Aniston fan, I would have some clue as to why this wasn't my cup of tea. But I like political based movies. What I don't like are slow, worthy, cinematic dirges which almost demand that you like them because they are dealing with important issues.
Gives watching paint dry a bad name.