Get Ready For a Hilarious History Lesson: 'America: The Motion Picture' Is on Netflix


| LAST UPDATE 07/02/2021

By Kayla Black
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"Finally, freedom has a birthday," and finally, Netflix's latest animated comedy has dropped. The highly anticipated film, America: The Motion Picture, debuted on June 30th, and fans have been reeling since. Let's take a look at this star-studded project.

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IMDb/America the Motion Picture via Netflix Animation

The satirical animation, which offers movie watchers the ultimate lovechild between history and comedy, garnered quite the buzz prior to its release. When the first sneak peek was released back in April, fans gawked at the cast list filled with Hollywood heavy-hitters. Legends like Channing Tatum, Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn, and Bobby Moynihan all hit the audio booth to create this tongue-in-cheek film. But what is it actually about?

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Dave Callaham, the movie's creator, crafted the story of a chain-saw wielding George Washington and his best friend, Abraham Lincoln. Abraham's murder sparks the American Revolution, taking viewers on a ride as Washington struggles to topple the colonial rule.

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His Plan A team falls apart thanks to diabolical sabotage carried out by Benedict Arnold (played by the Brooklyn Nine-Nine legend Andy Samberg). Left with no alternatives, Washington scrapes together a mish-mash group of rascals, including the likes of Samuel Adams and Thomas Edison.

But as most well-versed American historians could guess, this movie would come with some bloodshed, no matter how comical it is in nature. And America: The Motion Picture more than delivered. In its pinnacle fight scene, viewers are treated as much fighting as one can fit into a screen. But all the blood and gore doesn't come at the expense of witty quips and sarcastic commentary. And with Floyd County Productions bringing its expertise from Archer, we wouldn't have expected anything else.

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So, if you're not 100% set on your Fourth of July plans or looking to unlearn everything from your high school history classes, Netflix's America: The Motion Picture is the flick for you. And be sure to check back with us soon, as we keep you posted on all the latest comedy releases coming your way...