As I keep telling you:
One of the kindest critics of the film in 1979 said, “The premise of Americathon is strong enough to sustain a 15-minute skit, but the movie has the ill fortune to drag on for an hour and a half.”
Unfortunately, the actual 70s dragged on for a whole decade — and now it’s back!
Also in the movie, one of the biggest corporations in America is NIKE which doesn’t seem like much of a prediction except that in ’79, NIKE was just a small shoe company in the northwest that hadn’t gone public and hadn’t aired a single national commercial. (…)
It’s certainly more interesting to watch today if for no other reason than its bizarre accuracy. Still for a movie that’s designed to be hilarious, it feels like a cruel mockery of the most significant events of the last few decades.
It’s like watching a romantic comedy that takes place entirely on a 9/11 flight.