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From Mike Judge, one of the creative minds behind Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill and Office Space, comes an outrageous sci-fi comedy that'll make you think twice about the future of mankind.
Meet Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson). He's not the sharpest tool in the shed. But when a government hibernation experiment goes awry, Bowers awakens in the year 2505 to find a society so dumbed-down by mass commercialism and mindless TV programming that he's become the smartest guy on the planet. Now it's up to an average Joe to get human evolution back on track!
Filled with razor-sharp sarcasm and outrageous sight gags, Idiocracy will make you laugh out loud whether you're an absolute genius or a complete idiot!
Given that Office Space is a bona fide cult classic, it comes as some surprise that Mike Judge's follow-up wasn't more heavily promoted. Granted, this live-action comedy is a darker, more pointed proposition, but it's unfortunate that few theater patrons got the opportunity to, well, judge for themselves. In Idiocracy, the King of the Hill creator visualizes what would happen if Devo's proposition--that mankind is in the process of devolution--came to pass. The catalyst: the overeducated start having fewer children while the undereducated have more. Enter Joe (Luke Wilson), a military librarian with no family and even less ambition. The Pentagon chooses him for a top-secret hibernation project due to his extreme "average-ness." They select Rita (SNL's Maya Rudolph), a prostitute, for the same reason. When the experiment goes haywire, the two emerge 500 years later--rather than one. Now it's 2505 and they're the brightest people in the over-polluted land. Everyone else is, basically, Beavis and Butt-head. Yes, the satire couldn't be less subtle, but the premise gives Judge license to make as much fun of junk food pop culture as dystopian classics like 1984 and Planet of the Apes. Wilson wisely plays it straight, even if the actors who surround him sometimes succumb to excess. And the effects may be cheesy, but that just adds to the fun. Idiocracy features former footballer Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris) as President Camacho and Dax Shepard (Punk'd) as Joe's futuristic friend Frito. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
This is a seriously funny movie that is very quotable. I recommend this to anyone.Published 11 hours ago by R. Sheriff
I cannot say enough good things about this movie. It's just THE most hilarious movie ever made. The end.Published 19 hours ago by Joan Albright
I heard so many great reviews - even my mom liked it. Turns out the movie has a thin plot to carry jokes so crude and immature they normally wouldn't be able to get away with it. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by a.a.
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|Please request that Idiocracy come to Blu-ray!!||
I agree. The dvd version itself was in full screen too, so that lessened the experience. A full complete edition in high definition would be perfect.
Jan 18, 2010 by A. Chan | See all 32 posts
It boils down to people being willing to pay that, I guess. More evidence of idiocracy in action, perhaps?
Mar 22, 2007 by Jason Mierek | See all 5 posts
The newer version's got electrolytes.
2 days ago by norse | See all 2 posts