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 Negative Creep®

    Dallas, TX, USA
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  3. Jay_Z

    Jay_Z Forum Resident

    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

    vinyl_puppy Forum Resident

    Santa Rosa, CA
    Brawndo! Because it's got electrolytes!
  5. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Austin, TX, USA
    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

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    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

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

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

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Network did have a 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

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    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

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Austin, TX, USA
    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

    NaturalD Forum Resident

    Boston, Mass., USA
    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

    Portland, OR
    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

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

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

    davenav High Plain Grifter

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

    daglesj Forum Resident

    Norfolk, UK
    The clue is in the title.
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  21. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    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 I've seen better ways, man. I know better ways.

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

    Leviethan Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Let's getcha swooorn in!!
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  24. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    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

    asdf35 Forum Resident

    Austin TX
    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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