Wednesday, May 30, 2007

'Idiocracy' ...

Seriously, you've got to see it.

Many thanks to Ethan for the recommendation.

Thanks to the gift that is YouTube, you can watch a bit of it here. Yes, it's profane. Yes, it's crude. No, I don't normally cotton to such sophomoric fare, but the social satire is brilliant.


Blogger J. Marquis said...

I've heard good things about it. I like Luke Wilson and I was amazed they didn't leave it in the theatres longer.

11:27 PM  
Anonymous girlanddog said...

Scary to think that we might be closer to that scenario than we think...

9:11 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

j. -- There's some scuttlebutt that the studio felt some pressure about this film. Not releasing it would have been censorship, so I guess the next best thing was to release it quietly and yank it quickly. Damn shame.

If true, girl's comment applies on at least two levels.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Markbnj said...

OK. thanks beth.

You have to understand that what we saw was a recut/remix of idiocracy.

(remember, I'm dumb and approaching 50 here...)

I asked my resident film critic and daughter what she knew about idiocracy, and she said doy, dad, go IMDB it.

and then we had a discussion just like what you (and girl) said...
that H&RBlock, starbucks, etc were very upset about the movie

It seems that there is a whole lot more to this movie then it seems.

And the fact that it was such a
NEGATIVE movie from the RIGHT wing (augh) fox empire, would have made Bushkie look JUST like the smart president in the movie...

all I can say is ...AUGH...
Markb in nj

9:02 PM  

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