Friday, April 21, 2017

Prompt:Write a post about how what you read, listened to or watched for this week explores issues of the present by placing them in the context of an imagined future.

 This week we watched 'Idiocracy' in class. Let me start off by saying that this is the worst movie ever made , in my opinion. Its so ridiculous , even though it does talk about how everyday we grow more and more ignorant to each other and the things around us , the producers could have gone a completely different and more tasteful route to prove their point. They start off by showing the future in a state of disarray and abandon, mountains upon mountains of trash , collapsed buildings (some being tied together for support), and a lack of water which has been replaced by Gatorade. Not only has the physical aspect of society deteriorated but its moral standing has fallen apart as well; communication has been reduced to grunts and incomprehensible slang and everyones IQs dropped immensely. Overall it was a ad decision from the get go , the script was terrible and quiet offensive on several different occasions to many different platforms.  Don't even get me started on the horrible humor, NOTHING WAS FUNNY , it gave me a headache if I'm completely honest. I don't think there has been anything else that i have disliked  as much as this fucking movie, Nothing about it should have made it through in the first place.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you that this movie had no taste. It was so bad, it was uncomfortable, which I get is trying to make a point but its still so awful. I can't even imagine how they pitched this and managed to get funding. I also felt it built upon distasteful red-neck stereotypes that are hurtful. Also, it was almost impossible for me to like the main character. I could sympathize with how he was thrown in these horrible, absurd situations but he reacted very selfishly and didn't care about the consequences. People that have to care for the people around them are in my opinion, one of the worst kinds of people.