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Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson) is the military's most average soldier. He is literally tested to be of average intelligence, health, etc. Rita (Maya Rudolph) is a prostitute who is seemingly always fearful of her pimp Upgraydd. They are both selected as guinea pigs for a classified program that aims to place them in hibernation for one year. They are put into coffin-like chambers and forgotten about after the program dissolves. They are left there for 500 years until they awaken after their chambers are forced open by the great garbage avalanche of 2505. The setting they exist in is a low-intelligence society influenced by dysgenics, cultural and moral devolution, and powerful corporate influence and consumerism. Starbucks and Costco have basically become brothels.Read more ›
If you appreciate Office Space or King of the Hill, you'll love what Judge is up to here. It's refreshing to know that someone in Hollywood is ballsy enough to blast corporate America for its hand in creating a culture that is too stuid to recognize its own bleak future. It's also a little sad to realize that if you "get" this movie, you're already part of a dying breed.
All the reviews I've seen of this film take its premise of a moronic future literally. What they miss is that this movie is less about our pathetically inept descendants and more a brutally funny look at our media-saturated, corporately-controlled, anti-intellectual, out-of-shape present. The lawyer of the future sits in his recliner cum toilet, stuffing his face with artificial food-goop whilst ogling the Violence Channel, and it doesn't take a great leap of the imagination for me to see in this Joe Sixpack's vision of utopia. Advertising drops any hint of cerebration and subtlety, giving way to raw emotional appeals---"If you don't smoke Tarryltons, f*ck you!" and "Welcome to Costco, I love you." Politics and entertainment are inseparable, with a pro-wrestler/porn star President and a thug-filled House of Representin', and being able to speak articulately makes you a "fag." Like I said, it isn't that far a leap into the future.
Of course there were jokes that fell flat, probably because they were targeted toward the trailer-trash and hip-hop demographics that the movie has in its sights, and much of the humor is painfully obvious, but the film more than compensates with its emphasis on details.Read more ›
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Great comedy. It's a classic. Unfortunately it was also a great prediction of the future. Some of the stuff from the movie that is happening in real life is crazy . Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Z
I heard some good things about this movie, but didn't really find it all that entertaining.Published 4 hours ago by CMarz19
Classic film that (sadly) accurately predicted the future of America...God help us, we're there...Published 1 day ago by Steve J Parker
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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
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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 34 posts
The newer version's got electrolytes.
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