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 Post subject: IDIOCRACY
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:19 am 
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IDIOCRACY (2006) a minor gem by the creator of BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD and KING OF THE HILL, was dumped unheralded on the American market and, perhaps not surprisingly given the corporate hand it bites so amusingly, hardly marketed. A very average army sergeant and a whore awake from suspended animation in an America 500 years hence - a run down land full of retards, dumbasses and morons. Costco and Starbucks etc run the economy, people speak hillbilly-jive, junk food rubbish fills the landscape, the Violence Channel, Masturbation Channel and Fox News are amongst the principal viewing, while the president is a black WWF fighter. Relatively low budget, but some great scenes are to be found along the way, and to this UK viewer seemed quite daring and subversive, at least in a political sense that's rare from Hollywood. I thought the film succeeded, in its own satiric terms, in creating a thorough going future society on screen all done with relatively low bucks - harder than it seems, and a litmus test of the genre in which some big budgeted, serious titles fail IMHO. Some good B grade matte work and I'd watch it again just for the incidental detail. Not top drawer SF to be sure, but I haven't seen a better example of sustained humour in the genre for a while. From what I've read some people think this film is a dumb as the people it portrays, but it certainly gave me a good few chuckles along the way. It reminded me slightly of parts of MOM AND DAD SAVE THE WORLD in tone and manner, but the more grown up, anti-consumerist dystopian tone its all its own.

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There's **** a review of this film here.

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It took me a while to realise that you probably meant, 'four star'.

Even in retrospect, I think the film was great. Funny, violent, and true.

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I agree. I thought the film was pretty funny, especially the camera shots of Costco, which had to be the largest store on the planet.

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