Movie Stats & Links
||Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax
20th Century Fox
||Only if you want
to scare them about our future.
||Only if she liked
||Language and talk.
||Quite a bit.
||The travel through
the Time Masheen.
||I refuse to give
it away, let's just say it has to do with watering plants
with a sport's energy drink.
||Mike Judge, Elysa
Maybe the movie didnít test well in earlier audiences?
Maybe the movie folks had enough Mike Judge? Maybe the movie
folks didnít want to piss-off the folks at Costco? Or maybe
the movie folks just didnít now how to market this movie
without pissing off all of trailer park nation? In any case,
the movie "Idiocracy" opened at a few theaters a week ago,
and I missed it, but thankfully it stuck around my giga-plex
for one more week because I got to be pretty entertained at
an interesting take on our future. Letís goÖ
A Movie Review
"Idiocracy" opens up explaining that there is a growing
problem in the world. It seems that as the smart folks keep
putting off having kids because of reasons like "itís not
the right time yet," "the economy isnít stable enough to
have kids yet," and "now that you're ready to have kids,
your sperm count is too low so weíll have to try invitro-fertilization,
and sadly you die of a heart attack while trying to spunk in
a cup." As such, the world is running out of smart people.
The dumb people, portrayed mostly as white trash, a.k.a.
"Jerry Springer" episode folks, are procreating at an
Enter Luke Wilson as Pvt. Joe Bowers. Heís pretty much a
nobody in the Army, and likes it that way, working in a
records basement where he does nothing all day. With no
family and no life, he is the perfect candidate for a new
hibernation experiment where he, and fellow subject, a
hooker named Rita (Maya Rudolph), are placed in these boxes
for what is supposed to be one yearís worth of hibernation.
When the program gets scrapped due to improprieties of
the base commander, the base also gets scrapped, finding our
two subjects in a giant pile of garbage. Then the future
comes and when there is a garbage avalanche, Joe and Rita
find themselves in world where stupidity reigns, to the
point the people canít figure out why they canít grow any
crops anymore after they have been watering them with a
sportís energy drink.
Well, as Joeís luck would have it, he gets arrested, and
as part of being arrested you are given an IQ test, and
wouldnít you know it, it turns out Joe is the smartest
person in America and President Camacho, straight from the
wrestling world, with the city folk coming down on him for
their recent ills, figures maybe Joe can save the world.
And so Joe has to quickly learn to interact with a world
of dumb-asses, meanwhile looking for a time machine so he
can get back to his world.
Thatís really enough of the story because like Mike
Judgeís other cult classic, "Office
Space," instead of life at work, this is a great satire
of our future. Sure, there are some flaws, like if the world
is so full of dumb people, well, who is actually making any
of the products they use, but itís easy to get past that
when you are cracking up as the idiots try to explain to Joe
that the sportís drink is used to water the crops because
itís got electrolytes, and thatís what a body craves, how
Costco has grown to be the biggest of big box stores, with a
store measured in square miles rather than square feet, and
that the burger joint "Fuddruckers" has, over the years, and
as the population has gotten dumber and dumber, finally
morphed into "Buttfuckers" (me, I always nicknamed it "Ruddfuckers,"
but what do I know?). That is the humor you will get
in this movie, so you can probably already tell if you will
be a fan.
I will admit that "Idiocracy" wonít be for most folks,
but for everyone who is a fan of "Office Space" and can get
that type of humor, I would highly recommend checking this
out once it hits the DVD market. Itís 4 stars out of 5 for "Idiocracy."
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!