Today’s review is about what if our civilization rapidly declines our intelligence in the next five centuries. We become more stupid, lacking common sense, honesty, morals, and other qualities that represent good citizenship. The movie I’m referring to is “Idiocracy.”
The movie was written and directed by Mike Judge, (Beavis & Butthead, King Of The Hill, Office Space) this was his second live action film after his cult classic film Office Space.
The picture was released in 2006, it didn’t make enough revenue at the box office and it also received mixed reviews from critics. A few years later, it became an instant cult classic on DVD & Blu-Ray.
Positive: The Premise was interesting with its High Concept or What If Scenario.
The Opening starts in a strong way which sets origins of dehumanizing intelligence.
Main Performances by Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dad Shepard and Terry Crews as President Comacho, his character has a overly long ridiculous name.
The Humor is filled with jokes about stupidity and how its affecting the planet. Lots of variations about stupidity.
The Concept was inspired by H.G. Wells’ novel “The Time Machine” with a similar theme about the decline of human society.
Tom Kenny has a voice over cameo as a computer with a filthy mouth. I bet Mike Judge watched the infamous Spongebob episode called “Sailor Mouth.” I would definitely pay my money to see a two hour staged play based on Sailor Mouth.
Satirical depiction of a Pepsi Co like company buying The U.S. Government as an asset.
The What If Scenario about our nation will possibly become dumber in the next 500 years. Let’s this doesn’t happen in real life.
I’m gonna give the Product Placement or Pee Pee, a pass because the brands are supposed to represent the U.S. becoming a sellout.
A Post-Credits Scene is optional.
Negative: The Blue Screen Effect for certain background shots looked pretty fake. Let’s face it, the film’s budget was $2 million.
The Final Verdict: A-
I thought the movie was decent. Its best described as roasting a entire civilization of unintelligent people taking over our nation.
After the film’s release, various journalists compared The 2016 Presidential Election to the opening of Idiocracy. If Congress keeps choosing the wrong candidates, our county will become The Lowest Common Denominator. (L.C.D. for short) I hope his doesn’t happen and for the people across the globe.
If you haven’t seen this film, go ahead and give it a watch.