I had heard a lot of good things about "Idiocracy". It is considered a cult classic film. Well, I guess I'm not a part of that cult following, because I didn't really care for it.
I understand the commentary that this film has to offer. In fact, it is quite interesting, especially that involving the political system and entertainment industry. Still, I found it to be of the one-note type. The film establishes what it is trying to say early on, and just repeats it. This could be redeemable, but I just didn't find the movie to be that funny. The opening scene is the only one that made me laugh, and the rest was just rather annoying to me. Maya Rudolph's character was most bothersome. Her accent got on my nerves, and I did not relate to the character at all. The protagonist is somewhat relatable, but the issue with him is that we are given very little background on his character before he is thrown into the conflict. If we knew more about him, he would probably be even more likable.
Furthermore, I found the execution of the film to be quite lackluster. The production design looked like someone just re-painted things that already existed to make them look more futuristic. The cinematography looks like that of a TV movie, but that is also partially due to the technology that was available in the early 2000's. The color scheme also has some very odd choices.
Overall, I just didn't find "Idiocracy" to be that funny. It has commentary, but it is tedious and repetitive. I don't know if this is truly deserving of its cult following.
Big Tuna's Rating: D
How Did I Watch It?: Starz On Demand.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: No.
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