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Mike Judge's IDIOCRACY tests! I'm gonna have to ask you to read this... yeah...

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here... I'm very excited to read this positive review. I'm a big fan of OFFICE SPACE (and can't wait to buy the long in the works OFFICE SPACE SPECIAL EDITION DVD in on November 1st!!!), BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD and all of Judge's work. His sense of humor really appeals to me. He's also a super nice person and being an Austinite I've had the pleasure of running into him on many occasions. Hell, he even let me interview him waaayyy back when I was writing for my high school newspaper, pre-AICN.

Now I know IDIOCRACY has been a bumpy road of a production. They've had to do a lot of re-shoots (I heard it had something to do with legal issues regarding brandnames being... played with...)... I'm just happy that the film seems to be a step closer to release. I'm itchin' to see it. The below review doesn't go too much into specifics, but is very positive. Enjoy!!!

Hey Harry, long time reader, first time writer...
Just been to a test screening in the UK of Mike Judges new comedy "Idiocracy". Being a fan of "Office Space" and "Beavis and Butthead" I could not resist the opportunity to go see this movie, which I have been waiting for ever since it was mentioned on your site...
The screening was not held in London, but out in the 'burbs (we never get test screenings out here) and obviously people were excited about this movie cause the cinema was totally packed, every seat was taken. Before the film we were told that some special fx were unfinished, and the credits had to be finished, but the rest of the movie appeared in a complete state.
For those who dont know, this movie is about an ordinary Joe, who gets frozen in an army experiment, intending to wake up a year later, but the army experiment gets forgotten, and he stays frozen for hundreds of years. Didnt this guy watch Futurama' Anyways in the time he has been frozen, the worlds population has become incredibly stupid, and unable to take care of themselves. When Joe wakes up, he is the literally the smartest person on the planet. Hilarity ensues...
Luke Wilson plays the ordinary Joe character well, and plays it nice and simple, as he should, because the comedy comes from the environment he is in, and its insanely stupid citizens. The comedy elements in the film cover most bases: slapstick, parody and most prominently some brilliantly crass toilet and sex humour. I rate any movie where the the future vision of a well known coffee chain is serving sexual services alongside a latte...
The future "stupid society" is brilliantly portrayed, and any questions about how the society functions are answered ingeniously, the "hospital" scene being of particular amusement. There are so many elements I want to mention, but to do so would ruin your enjoyment of this hilarious film. In case you cant tell already, I really enjoyed this movie.
If you have seen Office Space, and are expecting the same kind of deadpan, subtle humour, then you wont find it in "Idiocracy". What you will find is a laugh a minute movie (albeit sometimes simple and crass laughs), which I know other people enjoyed as well cause the whole cinema was laughing... well except for some people behind me who looked like miserable sods anyway!
One thing though... this is actually also a scary vision of the future, and one that could happen. And the irony of Mike Judge (who created Beavis and Butthead) making a commentary on "dumbing down" is a joke in itself!
If you use this, call me Mr. Not Sure.


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balls
by AppleBalls
Aug 22nd, 2005
01:39:22 AM

by Nairb The Movie
Aug 22nd, 2005
01:42:11 AM
subtlety is DEAD
by Nate Champion
Aug 22nd, 2005
01:51:24 AM
Yeeeaaaah...
by Julius Dithers
Aug 22nd, 2005
02:01:38 AM
"The future "stupid society" is brilliantly portr
by DefyThis
Aug 22nd, 2005
02:08:14 AM
So, less of the superb Office Space, and more of the crap B&
by elab49
Aug 22nd, 2005
02:48:36 AM
Huh huh huh
by LeGit
Aug 22nd, 2005
03:52:59 AM
The Marching Morons, by C. M. Kornbluth
by Wildyonder
Aug 22nd, 2005
04:04:20 AM
"Beavis and Butthead the (live action) Movie". . .with
by krullboy
Aug 22nd, 2005
04:05:42 AM
Beavis & Butt-Head Do America was great...
by Hideo Kojima
Aug 22nd, 2005
04:05:57 AM
Beavis And The Butthead Was 2/3 Of A Good Movie
by Aquaf@g
Aug 22nd, 2005
04:51:37 AM
Krull you have put way too much thought into that.
by cagirl
Aug 22nd, 2005
05:54:39 AM
Thanks for the compliment (or non-compliement) cagirl. . .
by krullboy
Aug 22nd, 2005
06:24:37 AM
WHEN???
by LeGit
Aug 22nd, 2005
07:32:54 AM
Now a live action King of the Hill I would pay to see
by Terry_1978
Aug 22nd, 2005
07:34:39 AM
And some people
by elab49
Aug 22nd, 2005
07:37:48 AM
I'm with elab49
by Dijonase24
Aug 22nd, 2005
08:58:44 AM
This is the movie that Artie Lange said he auditioned for...
by Russman
Aug 22nd, 2005
09:02:01 AM
B&B videos
by sundancekeed
Aug 22nd, 2005
09:49:41 AM
that C.M. Kornbluth story
by K|LLDOZER
Aug 22nd, 2005
10:00:29 AM
Nope "The Little Black Bag" was a different story.
by Wildyonder
Aug 22nd, 2005
10:32:56 AM
I love Office Space....But "IM GONNA SHOW HER MY 'O'
by SydBarretsMyDad
Aug 22nd, 2005
10:48:08 AM
mr. judge, and those who judge him...
by duanejones
Aug 22nd, 2005
11:22:29 AM
Wildyonder
by K|LLDOZER
Aug 22nd, 2005
11:37:31 AM
I loves me some Mike Judge
by quadrupletree
Aug 22nd, 2005
12:35:26 PM
King of the Hill
by DanielKurland
Aug 22nd, 2005
12:46:53 PM
Is Judge ever gonna do another Beavis and Butthead series or mov
by Doc_Strange
Aug 22nd, 2005
12:50:18 PM
Here is the link to my friend's great casting for the leads
by grillskill
Aug 22nd, 2005
01:05:48 PM
What Are You Saying?
by sevadro
Aug 22nd, 2005
01:08:28 PM
Dumbest review ever!
by sevadro
Aug 22nd, 2005
01:09:45 PM
you shit heads b&b wasn't about life
by angrykirby.tk
Aug 22nd, 2005
01:56:58 PM
King of the Hill...
by barryap
Aug 22nd, 2005
02:00:54 PM
King of the Hill Reprise
by JustBen
Aug 22nd, 2005
02:51:13 PM
To anyone who like the B and B movie, tell me it wouldn't of
by oceansized
Aug 22nd, 2005
03:27:28 PM
Idiocracy is a great term - and could be used for real!
by scrumdiddly
Aug 22nd, 2005
05:08:30 PM
Great!
by NeoAngelus
Aug 22nd, 2005
05:25:44 PM
STARFUCKS!!!
by underscore_only
Aug 22nd, 2005
05:38:57 PM
Beavis & Butthead was great
by I Dunno
Aug 22nd, 2005
06:50:51 PM
Yeeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and...
by Christopher3
Aug 22nd, 2005
08:19:13 PM
Hehe, TV14DLSV
by I Dunno
Aug 22nd, 2005
09:02:12 PM
The "Future" stupid society
by MOMERATH
Aug 23rd, 2005
11:58:11 AM
Yup...
by Lou Stools
Aug 23rd, 2005
02:13:11 PM

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