Idiocracy have you watched this flick?

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

  1. gotityet0

    gotityet0 vinyl nut Thread Starter

    apparently no one has here.
    Great film IMO

  2. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

    New Orleans, LA
    Plays like a documentary these days.
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  3. BilboAlaska

    BilboAlaska Well-Known Member

    Yes, sadly funny but so true.
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  4. gotityet0

    gotityet0 vinyl nut Thread Starter

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  5. EdogawaRampo

    EdogawaRampo Forum Resident

    Saw it years ago and yes it plays like a documentary now.
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  6. delmonaco

    delmonaco Forum Resident

    Sofia, Bulgaria
    I dare to say that the reality today, more than ten years after this movie was released, already surpassed it...
  7. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    I Own it.

    Fox studio gave Mike Judge creative freedom after King of the Hill. Great movie, but the studio buried it. No Blu-ray despite being a cult favorite.
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  8. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

    Detroit Mi USA
    Life imitates art writ large.
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  9. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

  10. timind

    timind Don't blame me

    Westfield, IN USA
    I tell everyone I know they need to see Idiocracy. One of my favorite modern movies.
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  11. timind

    timind Don't blame me

    Westfield, IN USA
    "Not Sure."
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  12. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Forum Resident

    I was told by a friend that I had to see this. I did. It's funny, but cuts way too close to the bone. There are bummer, gritty movies from the 1970s that I can handle better than this one. I don' know if Judge meant the film to be just a satire, social commentary, or a warning of what may come, but as years go by and as funny as this movie is, I find it almost too painful to watch.

    Much like Network, I think this one will be seen as a harbinger of what is/was to come. The question is, will people be too stupid to recognize the satire?
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  13. RexKramer

    RexKramer Forum Resident

    Outside of Philly
    I quote from it more and more recently: "He's going to fix everything!"

    I like the movie as a great collection of moments, but as a whole I wasn't able to connect with it. Still tell people to watch it, though.

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  14. The prophecy.
  15. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    We sure could use PRESIDENT CAMACHO, right about now!
  16. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

    Norfolk, UK
    There has been a thread on this before.

    I always say the first 10 minutes of that film are pure true horror of how society is going.
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  17. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    art imitates life, or is this case, life imitates art.
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  18. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    decades from now aliens will discover a copy in the rubble and say 'so THIS is what happened"
    never really thought mayas character worked in the context of the film. but everything else is so good and hits wayyyyy too close to the bone a mere ten years later (shudder)
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  19. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    Saw it when it came out on DVD and thought that it was pretty bad. I remember a couple of funny moments but it wasn't enough to make me want to see it again. The idea behind it was great, but the execution was lacking. It was a disappointment, especially coming off of Office Space, which is a classic.
  20. eflatminor

    eflatminor Forum Resident


    I think it would have been better as a short film.
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  21. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    It needed something more. Then again, I'm not an OFFICE SPACE or SOUTH PARK fan, either. That kind of broad satire just doesn't work for me for more than ten or fifteen minutes, a la the ONION shorts.
  22. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Prophetic satire working at a higher level than many folks here realize.
    Not so much an anticipation of 2016-17 as a logical extrapolation of the
    political mess of 2006-07 and it's discontents. Viewing current events
    critically suggests that the cultural trends lampooned in Idiocracy have
    started to reverse as the bureaucratic State unravels and pseudoscience
    is (at long last) being systematically defunded in the public sector.
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  23. Leviethan

    Leviethan Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Criterion should tackle this classic.

    Like out the toilet?
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  24. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Austin, TX, USA
    Network is my favorite movie ever. We're already at the point where people no longer get that one. Had Network had a sequel, the story could have been that the viewership that was manipulated by UBS' sensationalistic news programming were now running things, which is pretty much where we are now.

    Have that happen over a few generations and you get Idiocracy.

    Idiocracy is harder to watch because the people in Network are capable people who either have no scruples or have lost their way, whereas the people in Idiocracy are not capable. It's the old question of which is scarier: capable people doing the wrong things or people who really don't know the difference? "I don't care about your damn ideals!" vs. "What?"

    It may be harder to deal with the former in real life, but it's harder to be entertained by a movie that presents nothing but the latter.
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  25. Grant

    Grant A Musical Free-Spirit

    What makes you think that? I love it, amd eerily close to what we have been experiencing in our society.

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