It’s a start.
While most of the America will be donning silly sombreros, drinking cheap tequila and thinking that Cinco de Mayo is just another “Mexican St. Patrick’s Day,” Lionsgate and Televisa will be releasing a new film called “Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla,” this May 3 in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Finally, someone in Hollywood will try to present the real story of Cinco de Mayo. We haven’t checked out the movie yet (we will be writing our review later this week), but still. Promoting this sure beats writing about last year’s Mike’s Hard Lemonade “Be Mariach’d” fail, right?
As the movie’s official release states:
Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla chronicles the story of Mexico’s Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico’s history. When the unbeatable French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy, General Ignacio Zaragoza played by Kuno Becker (Goal!, From Prada to Nada), must defend the city of Puebla, commanding a poorly armed and outnumbered troop of men. Meanwhile, two young Mexican lovers manage to find love amidst the chaos of war. Cinco de Mayo chronicles the bravery of a people pushed to the limit, fighting for their nation, their families and their pride.
Who doesn’t love a good epic movie?