AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE Review – Allegedly based on true events

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Title: America: The Motion Picture
DirectorMatt Thompson
StarringChanning Tatum, Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn, Bobby Moynihan, Judy Greer, Will Forte, Raoul Max Trujillo, Killer Mike, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg
Movie length: 1 hour 38 minutes

America: The Motion Picture is a new movie now available on Netflix that says it’s going to tell the story of the Revolutionary War.

This movie is so ridiculous and over-the-top, it makes a mockery of American history and I’m not even the biggest fan of American history. But if you are going to make a movie and have the guts to say it’s based on actual history, how are you going to go so off the rails like this? This movie feels like a couple of high school students wanted to piss off their High School history teacher.
It’s hard for me to describe this movie without spoiling it, but it’s basically George Washington reclaiming America from Benedict Arnold and the British without the founding fathers by his side.

I honestly thought Chaos Walking would be the worst movie I would have seen this year…but I was wrong, this movie holds that title now. Now sure we could say this movie wasn’t released theatrically and if we were solely talking about movies that were released theatrically, then Chaos Walking still holds that title.

If you like animated movies that are ridiculous, so over-the-top, and don’t make sense like ones that would air Adult Swim, then you might enjoy this movie. Now I like movies that are ridiculous and over-the-top, but I believe there is a limit and a way to do it properly.

AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE – (L-R) Olivia Munn as “Thomas Edison”, Jason Mantzoukas as “Samuel Adams”, Channing Tatum as “George Washington” and Simon Pegg as “King James”. Cr: America, The Motion Picture, LLC. © 2021

I think this movie would have benefited from a disclaimer that said not based on actual history, and this movie is for entertainment purposes only. You can make an actual history movie funny and interesting just look at Drunk History on Comedy Central for an example of how it could have been done better.

In the end I have to say this movie isn’t even clever, funny, or factual. I give this movie an F for Fiction..

America: The Motion Picture is now available on Netflix.


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