Idiocracy used to be a funny movie, now it's just depressing to watch



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13 Jan 2018 08:06 - +1360
It's actually more of a utopia that many realise. In the film universe, the [Dunning-Kruger effect](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect) is non-existent. The stupid people are self-aware that they're stupid and voluntarily step aside when they recognise someone more capable of doing a job than they are. This results in a meritocracy where competent, capable people are the ones making important decisions.
13 Jan 2018 08:26 - +498
I used to think Office space was a comedy until I got older and realized it was a documentary.
13 Jan 2018 09:50 - +329
In all seriousness, I can't drive past a Fuddruckers without saying Buttfuckers in my head.
13 Jan 2018 07:52 - +166
I am fearfully waiting for the US Supreme Court to be renamed the "Extreme Court" and begin hearing cases in a reality television format.
13 Jan 2018 08:11 - +124
Idiocracy was always meant to mock current society, not predict the future. The problem with it is that its first five minutes are used to justify eugenics.
13 Jan 2018 09:34 - +82
3 time Wrestlemania champion, and your President of the United States! Classic Terry Crews.
13 Jan 2018 07:44 - +80
I thought this was a stupid movie the first time I watched it. Then after seeing the hospital scene where she pressed buttons based on people's symptoms and receiving a text from a friend containing nothing but emojis, I see where this world is heading!
13 Jan 2018 07:58 - +70
Go away, batin
13 Jan 2018 07:59 - +59
Listen, I just want a movie where I care about who’s ass it is, and why it’s farting.
13 Jan 2018 07:50 - +46
Mike Judge is a genius and that movie has gone from satire to documentary :)
13 Jan 2018 08:10 - +32
Gonna get downvoted to hell for this, because it doesn't appeal to Reddit's cynical nihilism, but [relevant XKCD](https://xkcd.com/603/). EDIT: Oh good lord, somebody actually gilded the OP.
13 Jan 2018 08:02 - +30
“Everyone is stupid but me.”
13 Jan 2018 08:45 - +22
You think Einstein walked around thinkin' everyone was a bunch of dumb shits?
13 Jan 2018 09:24 - +10
But it’s got electrolights.
13 Jan 2018 08:52 - +8
Saw beef Supreme on [the front page](https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/7pfwxi/boss_this_will_be_an_easy_job/?st=JCCMX93K&sh=fd78cb1c) earlier Edit: added the link
13 Jan 2018 09:56 - +5
Imagine how us 30 something felt watching it the first time.
13 Jan 2018 08:22 - +3
[What the fuck?](https://youtu.be/3c2KoWddKD4?t=54s)
13 Jan 2018 08:22 - +3
I love this movie, but I have a mate who's kinda ruined it for me. Every time he hears about something stupid or inane going in the world he goes "bro, it's Idiocracy!"
13 Jan 2018 09:59 - +3
It's like watching the movie "2012" before 2013; interesting until you realize that's our future.
13 Jan 2018 08:14 - +2
Not if you consider how much more intelligent terry crews is than Donald trump. It means the future can be better.
13 Jan 2018 08:43 - +2
It was depressing when it first came out
13 Jan 2018 09:14 - +2
Yea when you look at cities like Detroit and Baltimore and it’s all too real
13 Jan 2018 10:53 - +1
It must suck to be you then
13 Jan 2018 10:30 - +1
I feel like Mike Judge will be incredibly popular in, say, 500 years. Sorta like how people know Da Vinci now. Leaving behind art is always helpful to a long lasting legacy.
13 Jan 2018 10:38 - +1
I think I’ll head to Starbucks and get a gentlemen’s latte...
13 Jan 2018 10:51 - +1
I would argue its ability to induce depression has always been there.
13 Jan 2018 10:54 - +1
I'd take President Camacho over Trump and it's not even close.
13 Jan 2018 09:33 - +1
Dumb ppl just have access to many avenues to share their ignorance and in some cases unite. Same for racists and pig fuckers (Bill Burr reference).
13 Jan 2018 10:40 - +1
At this point it's a best case scenario for us
13 Jan 2018 10:37 - +1
This is so original.
13 Jan 2018 10:49 - +1
Really hate when people compare this movie to current times. It was stupid 12 years ago, it was stupid 6 years ago, it's stupid now. It's called satire.
13 Jan 2018 10:46 - +1
Welcome to Reddit, where a post about a funny movie leads to a spirited debate about whether artificial intelligence overlords are the appropriate authority to administer a system of eugenics.
13 Jan 2018 10:36 - +1
I feel this was about Office Space.
13 Jan 2018 10:29 - +1
*I like monayyyy*
13 Jan 2018 10:37 - +1
Too close to reality, that's why :)
13 Jan 2018 10:37 - +1
Haha I once heard that Idiocracy is the only movie to start as a comedy and end as a documentary.
13 Jan 2018 10:38 - +1
If there were a special election right now to replace the the current president with Terry Crews who would you vote for?
13 Jan 2018 10:52 - +1
You're just older now.
13 Jan 2018 10:41 - +1
But it's got electrolytes
13 Jan 2018 10:37 - +1
They had a much better and smarter President in Camacho than we do in Trump. Fuck me, I've never said that before. And now I see we are already worse off than the movie.......
13 Jan 2018 10:49 - +1
It's the second movie in the best unintentional trilogy ever. Go watch War, Inc., then Idiocracy, and then WALL-E. It's pretty horrifyingly plausible and more so every day...lol(?)
13 Jan 2018 10:03 - +1
At least in the future people don't have to worry about global warming.
13 Jan 2018 10:53 - +1
wtf I hate trump now
13 Jan 2018 10:50 - +1
Idiocracy 2 coming in 2018!!!
13 Jan 2018 10:54 - +1
I feel the same way about PCU.
13 Jan 2018 10:50 - +1
Sometimes I feel like that couple in the beginning that keeps putting off kids because they are waiting for the right time. I'll probably die jerking off too.

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