America: The Motion Picture has a voice cast out of this world.
- Jason Mantzoukas
- Will Forte
- Olivia Munn
- Bobby Moynihan
- Judy Greer
- Amber Nash
- Simon Pegg
- Channing Tatum
- Andy Samberg
What an absurd line-up!
If you turn on America: The Motion Picture expecting a realistic (all-be-it animated) depiction of the birth of the United States of America…well you’ll be surprised.
In the debut trailer that came out last week, you see George Washington (Channing Tatum) wielding chainsaws, and British artillery that look like Star Wars AT-At walkers all in the first 30 seconds. We have jet propulsion, ABE LINCOLN (Will Forte) and oh, let’s not forget the F-words galore.
This is not a history movie that will be shown in schools.
The subtle humor in the trailer such as the bar at the 45 second mark being named “Vietnam” gives me a lot of hope that America: The Motion Picture will leave people’s stomachs hurting with laughter.
The movie is being directed by Matt Thompson who is most known for producing Archer for the past 11 years on FX and FXX. It has been written by Dave Callaham…which maybe gives me a bit more pause. Callaham wrote Wonder Wonder 1984 (2020) which was terrible and has been part of some very entertaining movies but not, what one would call, high-brow movies. For example, The Expendables franchise, Mortal Kombat (2021) and Zombieland: Double Tap (2019). Also we can’t forget his first major motion picture Doom in 2005.
I think my worries are quelled overall thought because America: The Motion Picture is not meant to be high-brow, so the punchy, simple style should fit the mold nicely. Also it appears that Hollywood is buying his stock because Callaham is the writer for the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 (2022).
America: The Motion Picture is premiering on Netflix June 30, 2021