Sunday, January 28, 2007

Idiocracy: the movie

DeanDemocrat has a post up about a movie that came out a few months ago, which I honestly had never heard of: Idiocracy. It is a film by Mike Judge, creator of Office Space, Bevis and Butthead, and King of the Hill and was supposedly "distributed" by Fox. Set 500 years in the future, it is a portrait of a dystopia arisen from a process of natural selection gone horribly awry.

DeanDemocrat points to another dairy by DTF that explains why most people have never heard of this fiilm, let alone seen it:
Distributor FOX unceremoniously dumped this into 130 theaters with a weeks notice during the worst movie month of the year. It received no publicity whatsoever - No Trailers, no ads, no commercials and not even a lobby poster. The movie was not shown to critics and at the moment of this writing has only 5 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Even aol-time-government-warner moviefone screwed this film over, as moviefone does not list it in 'new film releases' and had re-titled it "Untitled Mike Judge Project.... not rated."

Make no mistake. This film is a direct assault on the CorpoRovianBushFoxRepublican dumbing down of America and the American idiots who enable this. Mike Judge takes off the mask to reveal an angry liberal avenger as he savages the consumerism that degrades our culture and the degraded consumers themselves.
As you might expect, the film takes a very direct shot at Fox News. And Fox buried it alive. Watch a few excerpts (on YouTube, of course) and then decide if you would like to see this flick. I know I do. Encourage your local theatre to get this movie and show it.
The introduction.

Joe goes to the hospital in 2505

Joe's Trial.

Brawndo's got what plants crave!

Fox News in the future.
Watch these clips and then decide whether this is a movie you'd like to see. If I know anything about the folks who visit here occasionally, I expect that you will want to see the whole thing. Get the word out and get this into your local independent theatres or even host a house party, ala Greenwald. I say independent because the corporate theatres are sure as hell not going to show it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for those clips. Made me laugh out loud!

3:33 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Hey Kel,

I know! Now I need to find the movie.

4:37 PM  

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