My movie review for Idiocracy (2006)
Movie Genre: Comedy
Grade:B-, by Matthew Felsted
Idiocracy is very funny the first time. I mean ROFLMAO funny :D ... but The second time, it's about 1/4 as funny. Third time, 1/16 as funny. Fourth time? I can't watch more than 1 minute of it.
If you're having a lapse of maturity this sarcastic and witless humor will lift your lazy spirits to a chorus of laughter.
What's it about?Being responsible and always concerned for the future security of the USA, the military embarks on a quest to find the most average man to freeze for testing purposes. After all, why risk someone valuable to a high-tech experiment? Within a short while the military program gets shut down and the hero of the story is forgotten about. Sitting in a cryogenic capsule, he remains in stasis for 500 years. He awakens to find the world is populated by morons and idiots. They are so stupid in fact that everyone soon believes that he is the smartest man in the world. The premise of the movie is that only the laziest, stupidest, and most irrisponsible people on the planet breed while the smartest and the elite are too responsible to have children because of a tough economy. In this Darwinian dystopia even a common fool could be king. The most average man in the world quickly rises to the top and becomes President of the United States of America.
Odds of this happening in real life: 1/10,000,000,000,000 .... (IMHO)