[Movies] Samuel L. Jackson Is Not a Fan of Lincoln's Ending
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.31.2012
He doesn't know what Spielberg was trying to do...
Samuel L. Jackson says that he's not a fan of the ending of Stephen Spielberg's Lincoln. In an piece for the LA Times about movies with problematic endings this season (available here: warning of spoilers for various films), Jackson said he didn't like the final moments of the film.
"I don't understand why it didn't just end when Lincoln is walking down the hall and the butler gives him his hat," Jackson said. "Why did I need to see him dying on the bed? I have no idea what Spielberg was trying to do."
He continued, "I didn't need the assassination at all. Unless he's going to show Lincoln getting his brains blown out. And even then, why am I watching it? The movie had a better ending 10 minutes before."
The Times calls it a "common" response among people who have seen the movie.