AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE Review - Netflix's Edgier Adult Animation Future Takes On America's Past
In a week that saw #BlackAF creator Kenya Barris back out of his development deal with Netflix because they weren't edgy & becoming "CBS", the streamer drops a more crass, yet self-effacing animated feature, AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE, which features a chainsaw-wielding George Washington assembling a team of early U.S. historical figures to take on Benedict Arnold & the British Army under King James.
In the first part of this review, we look at what this type of film means through the prism of the Kenya Barris' comments & journalist Josh Shepherd's opinion piece on What's On Netflix about the potential damage a film like this could do to Netflix's evolving image as a more safe & family-friendly platform (1:00). Then, we dive into our review of the film including: our love for Lord & Miller and Matt Thompson, movie-stealer Jason Mantzoukas, non-stop pop culture references, & much more (9:16)!
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From the founding fathers of "Archer", Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, The Expendables, & Magic Mike, AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE tells the story of a chainsaw-wielding George Washington teaming up with beer-loving bro Sam Adams to take down the Brits in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution. Featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Jason Mantzoukas, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Olivia Munn, Will Forte, Judy Greer, Killer Mike, Bobby Moynihan, & many more!