Idiocracy is a hilarious comedy from Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis & Butthead) that is sadly becoming something of a documentary.
The premise is simple: Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) gets cryogenically frozen in an army experiment and then forgotten about. When he awakens 500 years later, he learns that he’s now the smartest man in the world and is among the dumbest, laziest people in history, and it’s up to him to get human evolution back on track.
Like Office Space (one of my favorite comedies of all time), Judge is on his A-game in Idiocracy. The casting is perfect (Dax Shepard and Terry Crews are just awesome), the humor is full of ironical wit and delivers a handful of scenes and one-liners that will have you belly laughing, and its message of cultural decline is undeniably relevant and even prescient. Given the current state of society, you have to wonder…will we be living in an idiocracy one day?