While the first trailer went for the more delicately honoring, somber approach, the trailer for Lincoln which debuted with the debates last night seems cut to accentuate  the spirit of conflict. It even finishes with about as badass a one-liner as you could hope for from a soft-spoken Commander In Chief.

“I am the President of the United States, clothed in immense power!”

Mmmm, amendment chills.

The movie looks grand and dramatic- the trailers and posters have done their job well. But it’s a Spielberg period biopic, all that’s left is to see it and see if he brought his A-game, or got too wrapped up in the sap.

And you know what? Even if the beard doesn’t quite knock it out of the park, there’s almost no chance an assemblage of performances from Daniel Day Lewis, John Hawkes, Michael Stuhlbarg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Walton Goggins, David Oyelowo, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, Sally Field, James Spader, Bruce McGill, Lee Pace, Jared Harris and Tim Blake Nelson won’t be something special to watch.

LINCOLN is in theaters November 9th, 2012 (Limited) and Nationwide November 16th, 2012.

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.