A must see film for almost every 2nd person you run into on a daily basis. Forget all of the post apocalyptic movies, this one stands out for its sheer brilliance and in all probability that is how the world just might end with our Idiocracy. It is the drama of the absurd at is best. The comic timing is flawless. It might not have won any awards for its visual effects or the sound track, but the editing was slick and the screen play was nearly perfect.
Joe Bauer’s (Luke Wilson) is frozen for 500 years and wakes up to a moronic world where even the simplest tasks are nearly impossible for the devolving population. A world where people are named after products like his attorney “Frito” and “Braundo” (a form of Gatorade) is used to water crops. Joe, when frozen in today’s world a totally average person, is suddenly thrust into being the smartest person in the world. He gets into trouble and becomes a fugitive, but when the President discovers how smart he is, Joe is offered a pardon if he solves the world’s problems. Eventually he earns his pardon and becomes President by showing the world that plants require water not Braundo to grow.
This is a great movie and I can’t for the life of me discern why Fox executives did not do anything to market this movie—it’s almost like it went straight to DVD. Mike Judge (creator of the legendary film Office Space) should have been up in arms the way the studio hung him out to dry on this one.
All in all a rose.
March 15, 2010 at 12:49 am
Dude. I went to Costco and I couldn’t find the law school. I feel so cheated.
March 15, 2010 at 1:03 am
Maybe it was because you are not academically qualified.
March 15, 2010 at 1:11 am
Dude. I attended the school of hard knocks. That will qualify you for anything!
March 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm
Some how I doubt that Jude.
March 20, 2010 at 8:17 pm
It’s good to hear from you again, Jude! Personally, I liked this movie, but it’s not on my top ten list. It’s too depressingly close to the truth for me to enjoy the humor as much as I otherwise might…