Idiocracy have you watched this flick?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by gotityet0, May 13, 2018.

  1. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I saw it once a long time ago. I don’t think I fully picked up on the satire then, but looking back on what I remember of it, there’s more to it than the dumb jokes on the surface. Still, despite a lot of it being clever and satirical (and a little too real nowadays), a lot of it was really dumb.
     
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  2. GodShifter

    GodShifter Son of the Morning Star®

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    This.
     
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  3. Jay_Z

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    It wasn't a great movie. One idea stretched over 90 minutes. Judge needed to fold that idea into a larger concept.
     
  4. vinyl_puppy

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    Brawndo! Because it's got electrolytes!
     
  5. dlokazip

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    It's got what plants crave.
     
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  6. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Why would you drink water?.... that stuff's in the toilet!
     
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  7. agentalbert

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    It's been years since I've seen it, but that was my impression as well. A few funny bits, but I thought most of it was just dumb, and not in a good way. A decent idea that wasn't enough for a whole movie without something more.
     
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  8. Ghostworld

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    Agreed. A let down. Like an escapee from the 80s bargain basement films.
     
  9. Lightworker

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    Network did have a sequel...it was called The Glen Beck Show on Fox News.
    Interesting that the Patty Hearst-styled 'radical chick' in Network was played
    by Walter Cronkites's real-life daughter.
     
  10. Chris DeVoe

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    My wife and I actually saw it in the theater. It played one week on a tiny number of screens and got no advertising. The opening segment with the two families is a classic.
     
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  11. dlokazip

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    Let's not go there. We can point to a lot of "children of Network" spanning all kinds of ideological agendas across the television and the internet. Calling them out will only get this thread locked.

    Although she was a working actress at the time, I think all parties involved treated it as an in-joke.

    Her scene with Marlene Warfield and Arthur Burghardt is one of the funniest in the film.
     
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  12. NaturalD

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    It's a lesser Mike Judge work, a great concept that turned out to be a bit of a disappointment from the guy who gave us Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill, and Office Space. But it's worth a watch -- Terry Crews' performance as President Camacho makes it a keeper even if I wanted it to be lot better than it was. Every second he is on screen is entertaining.
     
  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    don't think so...but I do love Terry Crews!
     
  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Love it, own it on DVD...patiently waiting for a DC edition on Blu-ray!
     
  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yea like the previous 10 years...
     
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  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I'll pre-order it!
     
  17. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

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    not that great of a movie and i think too many people grossly misunderstand who's actually being roasted in it.
     
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  18. Chris DeVoe

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    ...and another classic Stephen Root character as the Judge.
     
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  19. davenav

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    A prophetic, genius film. And highly misunderstood.
     
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  20. daglesj

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    The clue is in the title.
     
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  21. Lightworker

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    We liked Crew's performance so much here that we worked "Macho Camacho Mountain Dew" into the mix when we named our newest feline lodger.
     
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  22. Nice Marmot

    Nice Marmot demonic possession did wonders for my flexibility

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    How do you represent the dumbing down of mankind without having most of a movie be dumb?
     
  23. Leviethan

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    Let's getcha swooorn in!!
     
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  24. BadJack

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    I had to stop the DVD when I first watched it because the shot of Camacho's teleprompter (foul language alert) absolutely slayed me.

    I think this one needs at least two or three viewings to totally sink in. In fact, I only saw it on the big screen for the first time a few months back and caught even more sight gags in the background.
     
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  25. asdf35

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    It was highly anticipated (by me) and I saw it in an empty theater. It was a needed and deserved movie for that time.

    I suppose as a whole it has its flaws, but the ideas and jokes are damn spot-on in that Mike Judge way. People still strike me as extras from that movie on a daily basis.

    That scene with the doctor (Justin Long) kills me. It's on youtube but I hesitate to post it here in case any of you notice that I don't have a bar code tattoo on my wrist either.
     

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