For history to be kept alive, it must be told and retold in the language of each succeeding generation. Unfortunately, the American Revolution—arguably the single most pivotal event in the long epic of human freedom—hasn’t had a popular retelling since the classic 1957 Disney hit Johnny Tremain.

Sons of Liberty is really the first good cinematic update in nearly 60 years to the story of America’s founding. And that’s what makes this History Channel production so important—it breathes new life into the story of the Revolution, by dramatizing it in terms not just accessible but engaging, even one might say sexy. Yes, in this film the Founders aren't dry intellectual men of the past, about whom young people reluctantly read because someone tells them to, but the cool crowd of their time, which oddly enough they were.

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