Yes, I know, much of academia and big government (ruling class elites) types have been French kissing the new Lincoln movie. However, some of us still have our feet on the ground:
For all of the talented artists and craftspeople in front of and behind the camera, and for all of the wrongheaded decisions that were made bringing the project to fruition, "Lincoln" is easily the year's most disappointing film, a downright abysmal charade that manages to paint an uninformative, grade school-level portrait of the 16th President of the United States while casting a light of idolatry on the man, complexity and tough realism be damned.
And that's the kind part of the review. But, certainly, grade school-level describes much of academia, so I suppose it all makes perfect sense. Read the complete review here.