A movie that's comedy is so highbrow stupid it probably went well over the heads of most. It paints the future world of humans (most specifically, stupid Americans) as blindingly dumb and commercial. Maybe it hit a nerve with most folks out there, but I thought it was hysterical.
I saw it when it came out in 2006. I laughed. I thought it was hysterical. A month after watching it, I was out with my husband at a pool. A 20's something derelict chick with minimal teeth was bragging about having 6 kids while slugging back some rum. Hubby and I both agreed it was Idiocracy in motion!Fast forward to 2022. It's still hilarious, but shocking how stupid people are in the film. The scary thing is that it has literally become a documentary. Sadly, we won't make it to the year 2505.
The first time I saw this movie, I couldn't laugh. It was too prescient, too real, and too frightening. It was the Bush era, and the overtones were realistic and sad. Now, we have a reality TV star who was a wrestler and in a porn flick in the Whitehouse. I thought it would take longer than one presidency. Judge's brilliance is in that he accurately portrays the future through the lens of low-brow satire; what it is is a roasting of the most frustrating elements of our culture taken to their logical extension. After three times, I can laugh. But it still hurts.
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