Trailer Watch: Lincoln

Four score and seven years ago…Spielberg wasn’t even born yet.


Plot Summary: As the U.S. Civl War rages on, President Abraham Lincoln must wrestle with a reluctant cabinet in his fight to bring freedom to slaves around the fractured nation.
Release Date: November 16, 2012



Rating: C
Commentary: I read a dissertation from another critic dismantling the arguments that this is indeed a magnificent poster. While some of the source’s suppositions are interesting, they aren’t sufficiently notable to the average viewer. And no matter how artistic you claim a work is, you can’t actually make it better.
Rating: A-
Commentary: This is the best constructed and most exciting Spielberg trailer in some years. It looks like a very engrossing historical lesson and suggests Spielberg may finally be returning to the greatness he’s struggled within the last decade.
Preview Link: CLICK HERE for link to the trailer, more posters (if available) and other commentary not featured here.
Oscar Chances: It is currently the lead contender for a number of Oscars this year and if the trailer is any indication, Spielberg could be back at the podium.

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