Idiocracy

Idiocracy

DVD - 2006
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Joe Bowers is an average Joe. He is not the sharpest tool in the shed. He becomes part of a government experiment to go into hibernation. The experiment goes awry and Bowers awakens in the year 2505 to find a society so dumbed-dowm by mass commercialism and mindless TV programming that he's become the smartest guy on the planet. Now it's up to this average Joe to get human evolution back on the right track.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006
ISBN: 9786310737454
Branch Call Number: DVD IDIOCRA 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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The plot is that the population gets dumber through an evolutionary process, but I submit the fact is that people can and do get dumber through cultural processes. If the news and entertainment you see pushes dumb ideas which you come to believe, you’ve gotten dumber. If your friends believe the same ideas, it gives you permission to be dumb, and reinforces your belief system until dynamite couldn’t blow it out of your head. If on top of that, the schools stop teaching the skills of critical thought, and teach to standardized tests, or purely vocational education, the students haven’t got a snowball’s chance in hell of being able to recognize a dumb idea. But you don’t need me to tell you that, you can see it happening all around you every day. It won’t take any 400 years for everyone to turn into idiots. For another fictional take on this plot, see C.M. Kornbluth’s story, “The Marching Morons.”

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RoyalJellyIII
Dec 22, 2020

Very insightful look at where we as a society could wind up... Mike Judge has definitely hit the nail on the head with this satirical look at where we seem to be going as a society.

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megaculpa
Dec 20, 2020

Idiocy is more like it. Age suitability: 13 years and younger.

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minstin
Aug 09, 2020

This movie may appear cheezy, but it is so true. My dad suggested I watch it, and I suggest that everyone watch it.

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graybear2
Jul 16, 2020

Who, in 2006, knew "Idiocracy" was so prophetic? When we saw it back then, we gave it about 3.5 stars. Having just watched it again in 2020, we now rate it at least a 4.5, maybe a 5. Well worth watching, if only to see how far we've fallen.

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Solarenergynow08
Mar 05, 2020

Wrote and shot in 2006, it predicted the future back then for what happened in 2016 and the advent of..... a new era of societal low standards...
Although not perfect, it is absolutely worth watching...

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EB8624
Feb 17, 2019

Even though I love Luke Wilson, I could not bear the lameness of this juvenile flick.

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akirakato
Apr 27, 2018

Directed by Mike Judge in 2006, this stupid comedy delves into the dumbtopia.
If you think you're stupid enough, this flick is for you.
If you'd like to waste your time, this is just for you.
If you'd like to see a stupid world, you for sure must see this film.
If you wanna laugh your head off to death, this is a must-see.
In any road I laughed my head off to become the dumbest person in the whole world.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

This movie is very funny, but given the current state of the world, also very scary.

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reginator_22
Jan 28, 2018

Just ok.

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nl345 Jan 02, 2013

nl345 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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nl345 Jan 02, 2013

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reginator_22
Jan 28, 2018

Narrator: As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest, the fastest, reproduced in greater numbers than the rest, a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man, now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How did this happen? Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species.

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