September 11, 2007


All you need to know about eugenics is covered in the opening to "Idiocracy", an uneven film with some great moments. It displays strong signs of having being apprehended and re-edited in post-production without the filmmaker's participation (writer/director Mike Judge swears he'll never make another studio film), and after sitting on a shelf for over a year, it was released on a single screen here in Los Angeles last summer (and it only played at 11:00 a.m., so the studio must've been fulfilling a contract obligation while hoping no one would see it). A director's cut might surface someday, but it's still worth seeing in the current flawed state for its prescient vision of a future 500 years from now, where Fox News continues its current status as the #1 news network, corporate interests run everything up to the white house, and the most popular tv show is entitled "Ow! My Balls!"

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