Let’s Examine The Many Signs That Mike Judge’s ‘Idiocracy’ Is Nearly Upon Us

Posted: 2014/10/17 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Links/Articles/Video

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Mike Judge’s Idiocracy faced the indignity of a burn-off when it came time to make its debut back in 2006, opening in only 135 theaters with nearly no promotion. Written off by the powers that be, the sci-fi comedy persevered when it hit DVD and became a cult classic for cynics who were delighted by a less-than-cheery representation of the future that took into account our seeming downward intellectual trajectory.

There’s no sugar-coating it: this movie feels a little bit angry at mankind, with Judge casting Luke Wilson as Joe,  a slacker soldier who wakes up from a cryo-sleep after 500 years to find a bent world that has been pushed to the brink by our recklessness and stupidity. More than in anything that he had done before or anything that he has done since, Judge pulled no punches as he delivered a big screw you to gluttons, politicians…

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