At a new 10th anniversary screening of Idiocracy, director/co-author Mike Judge stated what sparked the original plan. He was at Disneyland with his two daughters when two girls, just about every pushing a stroller, begun screaming profanities at one yet another behind him in line. As he stood there trying to overlook the argument unfolding behind him, he started asking yourself if this was what Walt Disney had envisioned as the long term for his theme park.
The 12 months was 2001, coincidentally the title of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction movie that envisioned a entire world loaded with room vacation and thundering classical audio. With the irony not dropped on him, Judge started the to start with define of what would inevitably turn into Idiocracy, a 2006 movie in which Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), the world’s most normal person, wakes up to a bleak, company-overrun long term devoid of intelligence.
If, as someone who watches cable news and/or experiences the disadvantages of social media significantly too often, you feel as even though you can relate, then you are not by itself. Idiocracy has turn into a bona fide cult classic and a reducing satire that, though designed to existing an exaggerated perception of pessimism and lampoon America’s slavish devotion to buyer culture, has alternatively wound up mirroring our culture just a bit additional properly than anybody had predicted. The movie has, maybe as a result, attained a devoted supporter base. But like lots of, Idiocracy‘s route to becoming a cult preferred started at a seeming dead conclude.