Saturday, January 7, 2012

Movie Review: Idiocracy (2006)


Oh, I had some serious misgivings about watching this movie.  Directed by Mike Judge, who will forever be known for bringing us Beavis and Butthead, this is a movie about the dumbing down of America.

It is funny.  Luke Wilson has an amazing low-key comedic style that keeps this movie from being one long fart joke.  The language and sexual content has earned it an R rating but I didn't find either overly offensive.

Would I go looking to watch this movie again . . . probably not because it really isn't my style.  But it definitely is worth seeing once and if it were on TV late at night I might watch it just because it is simple and entertaining.

So, kind of a mixed review on this one.  Funny and Luke Wilson on the pro side.  Dumb and not note-worthy on the con side.