Proof that a movie can be dumb as hell and still pretty smart, Mike Judge's Idiocracy
is a surprisingly sharp satire on the sad state of American popular culture.
The basic plot is this: Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph are accidentally sent 1,000 years into the future, where after a millenium of selection pressure against intelligence the human race has evolved into a society of idiots.
If you've never heard of it, you're not alone: for some reason
the studio decided to completely bury it
. Which is too bad. It's not like it would have changed the world or anything, but Idiocracy
is a solid (if very flawed) piece of work, and deserved a wide release.
My expectations were completely in the basement on this one, but it won me over, and it made me laugh.