Idioc­racy The plot…

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The 2006 film, that re­ceived not-so-flat­ter­ing reviews, ex­plains that nat­u­ral se­lec­tion is in­dif­fer­ent to in­tel­li­gence, so that in a so­ci­ety in which in­tel­li­gence is con­sis­tently de­based, stupid, ir­re­spon­si­ble peo­ple eas­ily out-breed the in­tel­li­gent, cre­at­ing, over the course of five cen­turies, an ir­re­me­di­a­bly dim and sex­u­ally mo­ti­vated dystopia. De­mo­graphic su­pe­ri­or­ity favours those least likely to ad­vance so­ci­ety. Con­se­quently, the chil­dren of the ed­u­cated élites are drowned in a sea of pro­mis­cu­ous, il­lit­er­ate, pro­le­tar­ian peers.

In 2005, Cor­po­ral Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), a US Army li­brar­ian graphed as the Army’s “most av­er­age” sol­dier, and Rita (Maya Ru­dolph), a pros­ti­tute ter­ri­fied of her pimp, Upgrayedd, are guinea pigs in a se­cret, year-long, mil­i­tary hi­ber­na­tion project. They are sealed in their hi­ber­na­tion cham­bers, to be awak­ened a year later, but the ex­per­i­ment is for­got­ten when the of­fi­cer in charge is ar­rested for hav­ing started his own pros­ti­tu­tion ring un­der the tute­lage of Upgrayedd. The mil­i­tary base is de­mol­ished, and a Fud­druck­ers restau­rant is built on the site. Five hun­dred years in the fu­ture, their hi­ber­na­tion cham­bers are jarred open in the ‘Great Garbage Avalanche of 2505’, re­viv­ing both of them. And the plot thick­ens…

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