Idiocracy ~ R ~ 2006 | A man who's the definition of an average American is selected to be frozen for a year by The Pentagon for an experiment. However, after being forgotten, he wakes up in the future where everyone has a low IQ | QUOTE: The number one movie in America was called "Ass." And that's all it was for 90 minutes. It won eight Oscars that year, including best screenplay." | I love these types of stupid goofball comedies and it's strange because I didn't like this movie that much. I think the appreciation lies within the story and how stupidly brilliant it all is. It's over examined by critics from it's message about how we the people can't turn our country into shit. I like the whole premises of it all and it had a really strong start, but everything just got bad real quick. The whole concept of the future run by idiots is smart (the irony), it's just that the comedy didn't seem to click with me. It's really weird in the sense that Borat, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny and Anchorman are all in my top 40 because this one was just incredibly unfunny and kind of painful to watch. I just didn't like it. Mike Judge is a comic genius with most of his works, but his direction lead to half asses jokes instead of a great story that failed to be conveyed. There were a few times I laughed, but I guess with the lack of love for characters and the settings that made me want to hurl it was all a turnoff for the attempted jokes. Luke Wilson just isn't cut out for being that funny guy in a movie. I do have to admit though, they did cast him pretty well because he is that ideal average man. Dax Shepard is insanely annoying, Maya Rudolph is near to pointless and Terry Crews is funny at first sight, but became a character I despised. This movie definitely should've produced a laugh from me for a whole lot of reasons, and I think it just makes everything worse that only about three times I laughed. Overall, yes, there is a great idea in this plot and a good message within the stupidity of it all. However, a comedy movie is supposed to make me laugh and when it fails to do so it becomes lame and absurd. Sadly, this film just didn't find my tickle spot. 3/10.