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Watch This Before You See America: The Motion Picture

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You may know the story of the American Revolution, but you've never seen it told quite like this. Let's put it this way: Your fifth grade government teacher definitely didn't tell you this version of the stars and stripes' origins.

"America: The Motion Picture" is an animated comedy that pokes fun at American history and culture, taking audiences all the way back to a time when the United States were still a part of the British Empire, and George Washington led a group of freedom-hungry revolutionaries to victory against the English king. So far, that should sound familiar. This time, though, instead of being a cherry tree-chopping boy scout, George Washington is a chainsaw-wielding badass who just wants to put the traitor Benedict Arnold and his boss, King James, in their place. Oh, and to secure the independence of a nation, of course.

That's just the beginning. In "America: The Motion Picture," Washington joins forces with the beer-guzzling Sam Adams and other wily patriots, including the famous inventor Thomas Edison, Geronimo, and Blacksmith — he's black and he's a smith, you see — for a wild, profanity-filled, and gleefully inaccurate celebration of America's founding. Between the cheeky pop culture references and the action-packed re-imagining of the first Fourth of July celebration, "America: The Motion Picture" isn't exactly the kind of flick you'd want to study for your next big trivia night, but it is a rip-roaring good time for history and movie buffs alike. Here's what else you should know about "America: The Motion Picture" before it arrives on Netflix on Wednesday, June 30.

The founding fathers

"America: The Motion Picture" is directed by Matt Thompson, who is known for his work on animated comedies like "Archer" and "Sealab 2021." The script comes from screenwriter Dave Callaham, who previously worked on a bunch of action favorites, including "The Expendables," "Wonder Woman 1984," and "Mortal Kombat," along with the upcoming "Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2." Also on board are mega-producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, whose credits include "The Lego Movie," "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," and the heartwarming animated comedy "The Mitchells vs. The Machines."

The voice cast is also filled with your favorite funny people, including: Channing Tatum as an R-rated version of the American Cincinnatus himself, George Washington; Jason Mantzoukas as the brew-happy frat bro Sam Adams; Olivia Munn as the science-loving inventor Thomas Edison; Bobby Moynihan as supreme horseman Paul Revere; Raoul Max Trujillo as the Apache leader Geronimo; Killer Mike as the unconquerable Blacksmith; Judy Greer as future First Lady Martha Dandridge; and Simon Pegg as snarky little King James. Despite the familiar names, however, these aren't the same characters you read about in history class. "America: The Motion Picture" radically overhauls the Founding Fathers' personalities before sending them on a rambunctious, bizarre, and hilarious new adventure.

The tea party

Chances are, you didn't see a bunch of neon-clad partiers twerking in front of a bonfire in your civics textbook, but that — and more — is exactly what you'll get in "America: The Motion Picture." This movie isn't made to help you ace your AP History exam. It's a tongue-in-cheek rendition of America's origin story that's meant to turn everything you know about the founding fathers on its head — both literally and figuratively speaking.

Sure, all of your favorite famous figures still take on the Brits on the battlefield, but this time around, the soon-to-be president has a pair of gnarly chainsaw arms and a mouth that needs to be washed out with soap. Don't worry about memorizing dates or lists of names, either. In "America: The Motion Picture," history is actually cool!

In fact, the beauty of "America: The Motion Picture" is that, even though it takes some major liberties with the facts, it injects the story with a lot of hilarious — and often, uncomfortable — observations about both the history and the modern-day reality of living in the United States. It's outrageously funny, sure, but like any good satire, "America: The Motion Picture" also has something to say — it just does so with a few four-letter words. So, get your popcorn and fizzy libations ready. "America: The Motion Picture" delivers an all-new history lesson on Netflix on June 30.