Abraham Lincoln (1930)


abraham-lincoln-movie-poster-1930-1020198617 “I’ve hung my hat and here it stays till they knock it off with a bayonet. From now on, Mary, I’m going to run this war!” – Abraham Lincoln

Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Nov 2015)

Brief Synopsis – One of the first Biopics of the great American President Abraham Lincoln.

My Take on it – Despite having heard that this movie is one of the worst ones ever, I decided to see what DW Griffith did with the biopic of one of the greatest US Presidents ever.

Unfortunately, it was extremely boring and having seen numerous other movies and books on his life, I can’t understand for the life of me how this comes across as so boring.

Knowing the caliber of Director DW Griffith, I expected something much better especially since this was his first ‘talkie’ after making so many silent films.

The one redeeming factor in this movie is the way that the civil war battle scenes were filmed because for this time period, they look amazing.

Bottom Line – Such a boring rendition of the life of Lincoln. I had hoped for something more and better from Griffith. The battle scenes actually look amazing and are the one redeeming factor in this film. I now understand how this can be considered one of the worst movies ever made.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This was D.W. Griffith’s first sound film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy

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