America: a movie, 2021.
Directed by Matt Thompson.
Featuring Channing Tatumin, Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn, Andy Samberg, Bobby Moynihan, Judy Greer, Will Forte, Raoul Max Trujillo, Killer Mike, Simon Pegg, Amber Nash, Kevin Gillese, Megan Leahy and Matt Yates.
George Washington, who uses a chainsaw, teams up with his beer-loving brother Sam Adams to take the British down on the tongue in the cheek during the American Revolution.
Call me an awakened liberal who hates America if you want, but as the year goes by, society increasingly forgets what it means to be American (despite the complex history and shameful aspects of these ancestors), it’s getting harder and harder to get excited about celebrating Independence Day. If anything, it’s now a disgusting holiday where some asshole leaves for fireworks until 5 p.m., ignoring the rules, the curfew and nowadays probably also health safety precautions. With that in mind, I had some reservations America: a movie. This hand-drawn animated feature of Hard R could have confirmed and justified all of the above problems while being equally annoying in implementation. The film is also directed by Matt Thompson, known for creating the Adult Swim series Sealab 2021, A TV show I never fell in love with (in defense, most of the comics on that network never froze to my comic taste).
And there is definitely a jingoistic approach to the material (Matt Thompson uses Wonder Woman 1984 scribe David Callahan, who has no doubt restored my confidence since then). However, it is not just a matter of appropriate transcendence and a tendency to rewrite history, but to do it in a way that makes fun of frat culture, tackling the racism and gender inequality of the times, while emphasizing the importance of science and friendships. marginalized. Also before you get the impression that because America: a movie Properly committed to inclusion and diversity (without letting the American ancestors or certain Americans off the hook today, as seen in the gloomy hilarious scene), this is also a film in which Channing Tatum expresses chainsaw George Bon Jovi Washington, who, like him leads the U.S. Revolution, tries to avenge his best friend, Abraham Lincoln (Will Forte), who is assassinated by none other than the werewolf Benedict Arnold (Andy Samberg).
It’s nowhere near the tip of the iceberg of madness on display here (speaking of icebergs, the Titanic also occurs because the script never seems to run out of energy or ideas to manipulate the past into the absurd). George Washington’s mission is to assemble a team (following Judy Greer’s somewhat sad comforting sex with Martha Dandridge, of course also offering the occasional wheel of wisdom) to revolutionize the revolutionary British (Simon Pegg expresses King James, described here as morbidly obese and obelisk-mounted wheelchair cast). This includes celebratory indudebro and racist Sam Adams (Jason Mantzoukas), and much more creative characters such as an Asian woman who takes Thomas Edison (Olivia Munn) to try electricity as a weapon, John Henry Smith (Killer Mike) as a black blacksmith. , Bobby Moynihan’s Paul Revere as a heavy wrong team when joining the team to make friends with the exception of his trusty horse Clyde and indigenous successor Geronimo (Raoul Max Trujillo), who is both valuable and points out Sam Adams ’racism. Meanwhile, there is a language contradiction as Paul Revere proudly uses the fastest racist label.
They need to put their collective heads together and find the location of the Gettysburg address while appreciating the differences in their appearance and personality. Basically, it leads to an shamelessly excessive “America fuck yeah” event in a life war that has everything from classic rock songs to mythical creatures to a scientific study between beer and tea. The final boss battle is so crazy and shamelessly American with playful charm that it’s enough to cement this as the annual Independence Day clock.
America: a movie Intelligently does not allow viewers, especially Americans, to see victory for long, reminding us of our doomed reality. Jokes don’t always land (some of them are far too dependent on inventions that don’t yet exist), but the abundant ridiculous, violent, blatant imagination evokes a revolution worth watching.
Flickering myth rating – Movie: ★ ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★ ★ ★
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