History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to wild deeds. History remembers the battle, but forgets the blood.

The movie delivers exactly what the title promises — in much the same way that Snakes on a Plane did. There are clever twists on Lincoln’s history and some unexpected subtleties to the film, but it is, first and foremost, an action-adventure-alternate-history movie. Either that appeals to you or it does not.