We always say the best music, movies and TV shows have all been made, we’re here to help you remember them all.
2005’s “Idiocracy” is proof of that.
Movies like Idiocracy, and even Demolition Man (1993) were supposed to be made as comedic looks into the weirdness of possible futures. We laughed at them thinking, thank God we don’t live in a world that screwed up.” Well, we were wrong, we’re in that future, in some cases a few hundred years early, Idiocracy is all the proof you need.
Idiocracy was brought to us as a joke of a movie by Mike Judge, one of the creative minds behind Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, and Office Space. It’s a hilarious look at a possible future, an [hopefully] exaggerated look at a possible future that in many cases, we’re already living in today. People can’t think unless they’re told to think, their minds are owned by corporate masters and they can’t possibly function without being ‘entertained’ as their world slides deeper and deeper into stupidity.
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!
Imagine a world where we’re so dumbed down, so owned by corporations that we can’t even figure out how to hold up a building without ropes. Where people literally malfunction when their programmed thinking is challenged. When our doctors are stoned, our President is an ex rapper, wrestler, and the entire world’s #1 TV show is as stupid as something you’d find on Tik Tok today meant to occupy the shallow mind.
This is one of our favorite movies highlighting a possible future that we hope never happens and it’s a laugh a minute but, remember, like other movies like this, meant to poke fun at weirdness, insanity and stupidity, it is possible, in some cases, we’re already there. You may even know some people like these in the movie. In fact, there are many like them out there running our lives today as well as many of them running around [without straight jackets] teaching our kids, what they’re teaching isn’t prepping them for life but for a life to be owned.
The movie stars Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, Justin Long and a ‘very early in her career’ Sara Rue.
The movie was budgeted for around 2.5 million dollars and flopped at the box office however, with the downturn in human nature as of late, it’s become a ‘cult classic’.
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