Graphic: A chainsaw wielding George Washington teams up with beer-loving brother Sam Adams to defeat the British in a tongue-in-cheek riff of the American Revolution.
Check: Based on the trailer only, America: The Movie It should have been the ultimate patriotic parody in movie history. Featuring the animation prowess of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as producers and the creative team behind the FXX series Goalkeeper As writers and director, this revisionist game combines everything red-blooded Americans love in their movies: sex, violence, profanity, and triumph. With a first-rate voice cast and regardless of historical accuracy, America: The Movie starts out strong before turning into a repetitive and graceless mess.
America: The Movie is a cross between Comedy Central Drunk story through the lens of action movies from the eighties like Predator other Rambo. There is no effort to make the film make sense, as the story kills historical figures who survived the war, transplants Abraham Lincoln to colonial America, and changes race and gender without batting an eyelid. The entire film unfolds as a challenge between drunk and drugged college kids trying to outmaneuver themselves with crazy ideas that border on offense. There are many gay jokes as well as humor that sounds clever but is so obvious that many may end up rolling their eyes.
There are many comedies that delight in crazy and ridiculous jokes that work despite the stupidity of their plots. Movies like Sausage party they are funny because the rude humor is complemented by a unique and original take. The jokes in that movie are not repeated ad nauseam. America: The Movie It begins with a crazy sacrifice of the Founding Fathers while they play beer pong. Benedict Arnold (Andy Samberg) proceeds to finish them off before setting his sights on Abraham Lincoln (Will Forte) and his best friend George Washington (Channing Tatum). After becoming a werewolf, Arnold kills Lincoln, whose last wish is for George to call the new country America. All of that happens within the first ten minutes of the movie.
From there, the film aims to bring in elements from contemporary filmmakers like John Woo and franchises like The fast saga and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a two-dimensional animated world. But, as the movie moves from scene to scene, rarely any of which makes a bit of sense, we find Washington assembling his Avengers-style squad of heroes, including brewing brother Sam Adams (Jason Mantzoukas). ), the mentally stunted horseman Paul Revere (Bobby Moynihan)) and the Chinese inventor Thomas Edison (Olivia Munn). John Henry (Killer Mike) and Geronimo (Raoul Trujillo) also join the fight against the tyrannical King George (Simon Pegg).
It’s impossible to make much sense of this film that also features Civil War-era nurse Clara Barton and 20th-century architect IM Pei. This movie seems like a lot to take in, but it’s easy to forget after you’re done watching it. Still, the movie has many moments that made me laugh, including a killer soccer ball and a unique origin to how the bald eagle was born.
America: The Movie it’s an incredibly silly movie that knows how stupid it is. Still, even the silliest jokes can make people laugh and I’m sure many audiences can end up enjoying this crazy epic throughout American history. I have enjoyed the previous efforts of director Matt Thompson (Goalkeeper, Playful dingo) and Lord / Miller, but this movie becomes too stupid to enjoy. It’s not strong enough to be a satire or a parody America: The Movie it’s a forgettable mess that will make you roll your eyes more than laugh.
America: The Movie it is now streaming on Netflix.