America: The Motion Picture

There was a joke here. It got old quickly.

It is possible that the idea here was a way to speak on the fact that Americans do not know there history. However, this is filled with crassness, crudeness, and stupidity.

George Washington (Channing Tatum) and his best friend Abe Lincoln (Will Forte) were preparing to revolt against the British. When Benedict Arnold (Andy Samberg) betrayed them, and killing Abe.

Washington compiled a team including Sam Adams (Jason Mantzoukas), a gender bent Thomas Edison (Olivia Munn), Paul Revere (Bobby Moynihan) and Geronimo (Raoul Max Trujillo) to find the Gettysburg Address and create “America” a name Lincoln gave for the new country as he died.

This film is totally batshit crazy. There is so much ridiculousness tossed into this movie because the joke is too think to stretch to a 90 minute movie. This might have been effective for an animated short, but there is not enough here to make it fun.

There was so much swearing and crude language and they tried to make that funny.

Great use of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Freebird though.

I was looking forward to seeing this film and I was really disappointed with the results.

1.5 stars

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