Idiocracy

  • 15
  • Mike Judge (2006)
  • US
  • 83 min
Idiocracy
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Writer/director Mike Judge previously turned a satirical eye on American society with the antics of animated idiots Beavis and Butt-head and cult comedy Office Space. Here, he takes the dumbing-down of the USA to its logical extreme. Luke Wilson plays a US Army private who is declared the "most average" soldier and cryogenically frozen in a secret experiment. Something goes wrong and he wakes up 500 years later in a world so unremittingly stupid that he's the smartest man alive - but that's not hard when the president's a porn star wrestler. Judge's nightmarish vision of a lowest common denominator future where water has been replaced by an energy drink is hilarious, as well as depressingly believable. And although Wilson's everyman is a bit too much of a blank slate to really care about, the gaudy visuals and cynical gags more than compensate.

Plot Summary

Satirical sci-fi comedy starring Luke Wilson. After an experiment goes wrong, an ordinary soldier awakes from being frozen for 500 years to find himself in a dumbed-down world where he is one of the most intelligent people alive.

Cast and crew

Cast

Joe Bauers
Luke Wilson
Rita
Maya Rudolph
Frito
Dax Shepard
President Camacho
Terry Crews
Secretary of State
David Herman
Narrator
Earl Mann
Beef Supreme
Andrew Wilson (1)
TBC
Thomas Haden Church

Crew

Director
Mike Judge

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Swearing.
Available on DVD
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent
Categories
Comedy