February 24, 2013

New Films Attempt to Capitalize on the Success of Lincoln

by Luke Burns

Thaddeus "Rad Tad" Stevens

Radical Republicans

The breakout character from Lincoln, Congressman Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones), gets his own movie—with a twist! Thaddeus “Rad Tad” Stevens is the raddest of all the Radical Republicans. When President Andrew Johnson (Alan Rickman) proposes an overly lenient reconstruction plan for the southern states, the only way to set things right is for Rad Tad to challenge Johnson to an epic series of extreme sports competitions, freestyle rap battles, and dance-offs.  And if a break dance beat-down doesn’t make President Johnson mellow out, then Rad Tad will just have to initiate some totally sweet impeachment proceedings.