MV5BMTQzNzczMDUyNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjM2ODEzOA@@._V1._SY317_CR0,0,214,317_This film should be a requirement for every college freshman taking a government or film course, anyone that leads a group of people, or anyone that is seemingly on the wrong side of [social] history. The cinematography was visually amazing, and the acting was ridiculously superb. It was simply extraordinary, focusing on Lincoln’s struggle to pass a then-unforeseen modern idea of abolishing slavery. One would be dumb to ignore the similarities to the political and social divisions between Lincoln and our current president, as we struggle with progressive ideas that seemingly divide our country. And that is what divided theirs. Lincoln was a lonely leader, on a small island, with few political supporters, fighting for what he though would be right for the whole. In the end, he still successfully played that political game, passing the abolishment and ending our civil war, yet paying the price for the fight with his life. Nevertheless, because of that fight and playing the game, he is known, and it was successfully shown, that he was one of the most popular and greatest presidents our country has had. It was long, but bravo Spielberg. “Things that are equal to the same thing are equal to each other.” | A-


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