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America: The Motion Picture                   review by Bobby Blakey

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Throughout history there have been numerous films that fully capture the true spirit of America including Team America: World Police and of course Independence Day. Now Archer Executive Producer Matt Thompson has stepped into the directors seat to bring the ultimate film about America to the masses with America: The Motion Picture. The film features a great voice cast including Channing Tatum, Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn, Judy Greer, Bobby Moynihan, Raoul Max Trujillo, Killer Mike, Andy Samberg, Will Forte and Simon Pegg, but does it capture the true American spirit or will it fail to win the revolution?

America: The Motion Picture follows the incredible, completely true story of America’s origins that have remained shrouded in mystery, lost to the sands of time. Who built this 'country tis of thee,' and why? Only the dinosaurs know... until now where a chainsaw-wielding George Washington teams with beer-loving bro Sam Adams to take down the Brits in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution.

This might be the greatest movie about America I have ever seen. Before getting into it all please note that despite this being an animated feature it is very much not for kids. That being said it is hilarious and kicks all kinds of ass. Right out of the gate it lets you know that this is not your normal revolution, but instead brings everything you could possibly imagine and throws it all in including monsters, robots, parody, laughs, heart and plenty of violence.

There are so many great moments here, but the focus being on the American Revolution, Independence and these historical figures just makes it funnier than ever. The film is a nonstop blink and you could miss it amalgam of pop culture references, history and laughs like only America could offer. This kind of film needs to pull no punches and it goes all in with its ridiculousness to make for the most American film ever put on film or at least Netflix.

This will no doubt become a yearly 4th of July film for me to get me in the

true spirit of this country all while bringing tons of belly laughs. The ending even offers up the perfect cap to the current climate of the country to remind us its not all chainsaw blades and dinosaurs but more that needs to be done to better this country without ever preaching.

Get into the American spirit and check out America: The Motion Picture streaming now exclusively on Netflix.

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