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Jul 29

Idiocracy

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2007 in On the box, Something to think about

Yeah so it’s 3am or so in the morning.  Insomnia rocks my world. 

So I watched this film tonight over some leftover wine and othersuch intoxitating substances with TAT called ‘Idiocracy‘.  It’s the sort of film who’s box you’d pass in the videoshop many times, thinking… yeah, I’ll wait ’till it appears on TV…  but something pushed me towards it out of the blue so I splurged.

You’re probably never going to watch it, so I’m going to tell you what it’s about.

This guy (played by Luke Wilson), middle aged, middle height, middle weight, mediocracy. He works for the military.  He’s chosen to participate in a military operation to be frozen, and to be defrosted in times of war when able bodied men are needed most.  He has no family so he figures; Hey! Why not?!

Included in this experiment is a prostitute.  For the craic.

There is, however, a terrible incident where this particular sector of the military is destroyed, thus leaving both freezer-capsules to be lost and forgotten…

…for 500 years.

Our hero wakes up as a result of a garbage avalanche which is a result of mankind’s total deterioration.

You see the theory behind the film is that evolution doesn’t depend on the smartest or the fittest.  It depends on fertility.  All those crackheads you see on the Jerry Springer show – trailer park U.S.A. – are producing the future.  The surgeons and physicists of our age are too busy to have children.

Think about it.

evolution.jpg

So anyway… our hero wakes up to a thick nation.  He gets arrested for talkin’ queer.  The world is based on commercialism and gatorade, so he gets nowhere near a fair trial…hey I’m giving away too much of the film so I’ll leave you with a quote from it. 

(Our hero is in coversation with the prostitute, his only companion from 500 years ago.  He has just been told by the President of the United States that he’s the most intelligent person in the world.  Giving his surrounding company, he doesn’t need much convincing, but has been faced with the dilemma of fixing the chaos that surrounds him, caused by generations of sheer stupidity.  He’s overwhelmed with the fact that he, an average Joe who has nothing special to offer, is now the cleverest person in the world.)

The prostitute says: “You think Einstein walked around thinkin’ everyone was a bunch of dumb shits?”

Joe stops and thinks.  “Yeah, hadn’t thought of that.”

She replies: “Now you know why he built that bomb.”

 bomb.jpg

Visual bubblegum with a bite!

Bring on the comments

  1. Grandad says:

    Included in this experiment is a prostitute. For the craic.

    You could have phrased that better ;)

  2. Grannymar says:

    Great film. Glad I didn’t go to see it!

  3. Deborah says:

    Hehe – thanks for the review. Will avoid that one, better check the husband didn’t add it to the screenclick list.

    I like your evolutionary progression… I know that hypothetically men are already pigs, but when they actually physically evolve into pigs does that mean they won’t talk anymore? And when we get hungry we can slaughter them? Might not be all bad….

  4. K8 says:

    When the end credits started, TAT said;
    “You know what that was like? Watching a film based on an essay some stoned kid wrote in 3rd year!! Very cool…”

  5. Camron says:

    That evolution pic? Bwa! Where’d that come from?

  6. Medbh says:

    Ack! Terrible film. Ireviewed that piece of shite a while back. I hate movies that pick on the trailer trash b/c it’s too easy. And why is the only smart woman left a PROSTITUTE? Rita seemed smarter than Joe if you ask me.
    Shite, I tell you.

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