The American Revolution is a highly romanticized period in our history. America: The Motion Picture from Netflix is looking to change that. And by change that, we mean, make it more awesome. This movie from director Matt Thompson, writer Dave Callaham, and the producers of films like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Expendables, and Magic Mike retells our history. The logline goes something like this:
In this wildly tongue-in-cheek animated revisionist history, a chainsaw-wielding George Washington assembles a team of rabble rousers — including beer-loving bro Sam Adams, famed scientist Thomas Edison, acclaimed horseman Paul Revere, and a very pissed off Geronimo — to defeat Benedict Arnold and King James in the American Revolution. Who will win? No one knows, but you can be sure of one thing: these are not your father’s Founding… uh, Fathers.
America: The Motion Picture stars Channing Tatum as George Washington, Jason Mantzoukas as Samuel Adams, Olivia Munn as Thomas Edison, Bobby Moynihan as Paul Revere, Judy Greer as Martha Washington, Will Forte as Abraham Lincoln, Raoul Max Trujillo as Geronimo, Killer Mike as Blacksmith, Simon Pegg as King James, and Andy Samberg as Benedict Arnold.
If you’re into crazy action and poking fun at our own history, this seems great.
Following this, you can check out America: The Motion Picture on Netflix this June 30th, 2021. Just in time for the 4th of July. But it really seems like a missed opportunity to not release it on the 4th.
So, what do you think of the film?
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