‘America: The Motion Picture’ Review: In Bros We Trust

Few of us still believe the story about George Washington chopping down that cherry tree, but at least our founding myths aren’t as far-fetched.

As the one presented in “America: The Motion Picture,” an animated comedy in which our first president is a chainsaw-wielding freedom fighter who founds America to avenge the murder of his best friend, Abraham Lincoln.

‘America: The Motion Picture’ Review: In Bros We Trust

Even though that timeline appears unrealistic, the creators of this “Adult Swim”-style animation don’t seem to mind.

The film, directed by Matt Thompson and featuring the production talents of Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Adam Reed (the creator of “Archer”), injects a riotous spirit into the tale of how many become one.

History is already being radically rewritten within the first few chaotic minutes: “We the people” win a game of beer pong against “us rich white dudes” as the Declaration of Independence is signed.

Only for Benedict Arnold (Andy Samberg) to show up and literally blow up the Second Continental Congress.

Tatum Portrays George Washington as a Voice Actor

Tatum voices George Washington, who is close with Abraham Lincoln before the Revolution (Will Forte).

In this way, screenwriter Dave Callaham establishes the film’s central storytelling conceit.

Which is that all historical figures are considered to have existed simultaneously and to have spent a lot of time playing beer pong together.

Abe is brutally murdered by Benedict Cosby Arnold, who turns out to be a traitor and a werewolf.

While the buddies are at Ford’s Theatre watching the Red White and Blue Man Group. Lincoln forces Washington to pledge to set the colonies free as blood flows from his neck.


The events in Netflix’s latest original film, “America: The Motion Picture,” do not reflect the reality we live in. OK? Please understand this for the sake of what is right and true in the world.

In the past I could have assumed that everyone else shared my view, but now I realise that I was wrong.

In this animated feature, Martin Luther King Jr. and Marilyn Monroe show up to Abraham Lincoln’s burial, and George Washington asks I.M. Pei for advice.

On how the Lincoln Memorial should be designed. The extent of the revisionism at play here is beyond ridiculous; it’s completely bonkers.