How come nobody has ever made a good movie about the War of 1812?
There are some great plotlines:
Dolley Madison saving the contents of the White House as the British invade and burn down our capital
Francis Scott Key writing the Star Spangled Banner
The naval battles of the Great Lakes
The Indian fighting in the mid west
Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans
The U.S.S. Constitution and the naval battles on the Atlantic