The Best Movie You Didn’t See Last Year

When I first heard the title of this movie, I initially thought that it was going to be a 2 hour “president Bush is retarded” movie, and I really didn’t have any interest in seeing it. But when the premise of a soldier being frozen for what was supposed to be a year but ending up being 500 years, where the future of the world is not smarter, but dumber, Idiocracy, was a movie I had to check out.

Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph star in this movie as two characters, one a desk jockey in the marine library and the other a prostitute, are the first subjects to be frozen by the government. They plan to be frozen for a year, and to be compensated at the end of that year, but when the army officer in charge of the top secret experiment is arrested on prostitution charges (don’t ask) the project is abandoned and the pods that our two characters are frozen in are buried beneath the closed base which turns into a Fudruckers.

After the garbage avalanche of 2505, their pods open and they are introduced to a world where the average IQ is barely above retarded, the most popular movie in the country is called Ass, advertising slogans are wrought with words I won’t post on this blog, and the most popular show on television is called “Ow My Balls”. The language spoken by people is a mix between “redneck, ghetto, and valley girl” and Luke Wilson finds that when he speaks to anyone, they can’t help laughing at his effeminate gay sounding voice.

 I won’t go into the rest of the movie, but let me say, its stellar. It calls out the media, corporations, the government, and the people of our country for rewarding the worst in each other. I highly recommend it.

It is rated R, but I think the rauchiness isn’t just gratuitous, it helps show how juvenile these people are.

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One response to “The Best Movie You Didn’t See Last Year

  1. mcarteratthemovies

    Finally — someone who appreciates the inspired lunacy that is “Idiocracy”! I’ve always thought that Mike Judge was a brilliant guy with a knack for showing us the worst parts of humankind, but he outdid himself with “Idiocracy.” He shows us that we’re getting dumber, not smarter, and he does it in a way that’s funny but also frighteningly accurate. He’s got a great career ahead of him, and I hope people will sit up and take notice.

    M. Carter at the Movies
    http://mcarteratthemovies.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/mike-judge-making-no-real-money-since-1997/

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