History is my favorite subject. That is why I was excited when I got History channel's DVD set for the show America: The Story of Us.
History is my favorite subject. That is why I was excited when I got History channel's DVD set for the show America: The Story of Us. It is a show that explains every point of American history, from the first settlers in Jamestown to the year 2000. It has wonderful pictures and the way they do animation is awesome.
One of my favorite points is when the battle of Lexington and Concord. I really like how they captured the British army walking to Concord in the moonlight. It was a wonder how they did that, because it looked like you were actually hiding in the trees. I also liked how they defined Paul Revere's ride and how they had him stop and tell the leader of the militiamen that they were coming, so get the men together, not just him keeping running and yelling "the British are coming!". It seemed that the History channel's version seems much more likely to have been said.
Another thing I like is that when they were doing the civil war, how they showed how Minnie bullets were made, loaded, fired and how they impacted. It was gruesome, but it gave you a pretty good idea of how it worked. the only thing they should take out is seeing the insides of the body when the bullet hit. it was disgusting, and would not have been good for young children to see it.
Overall, I would rate this series 5 stars, but I would recommend that no one under at least 8 years old watch it, because it has some incredibly violent parts, and they really would scare them. there should also be a label that warns squeamish people, because this is disgusting at some parts. So this movie is probably for strong-willed people over 8. As you can see, History Channel has worked its magic gain, but in a scary way.