Posted Monday Nov 30th 2009
I do not consider myself amongst the many of the fucktarded presented in Mike Judd's Idiocracy. Yes, I do watch plenty of dumb as hell films, Will Ferrell films are a lot of that fortay into stupidity, but stupid films do not dictate my life. I wathc a wide variety of different film genres from many different eras.
But man did this film piss me right the hell off. It's not the whole lost footage "supposedly real" angle that we have been seeing since Cloverfield as of late. Nah, I am find with this current trend. And it's not even that they gave it another one of those "this is based on a true incident" type of taglines when it isn't true. What pisses me off the most about this film is that the filmmakers just didn't give a shit.
There is only one interesting apsect of the whole film and that is a bit of a clue as to where the aliens have came from. I can imagine the filmmaker's patted themselves on the back for that. But that's it.
The rest of the time the film meanders around doing nothing except to give us hypnosis induced patients go itno weird sort of shocks that sort of reminded me of bad fuck scenes in even more horrifically directed pornos. All of the patients that were admitted to the pyshciatricist played by Mila jonovich claimed that they all woke up at ther same time, 3:33 AM and that they saw an owl starring right into their bedroom.
The owl theory must have went over my head or something or at least because I just didn't get hwo they got from owls to somehow theorizing that the abductions in Nome Alaska were being conducted by aliens from outer space. Sure, these guys were right butwas I the only one who thought, "Wait, how the fuck did they get from that theory to this one?"
On top of that, a good portion of the film has the so called real people and the people playing them in re-enactments, who quite frankly, couldn't act their way out of a paper bag if their life depended on it. Will Patton not counting of course, because he is a talented character actor, who is the main disbelieving cop who doesn't put any faith into Jonovich's claims of alien abductions.
I could have sworn that this film was created to sort of lull people into comas with it's boring atmosphere. I know that me and my friends definitely had quite a bit of trouble appreciating this film as we struggled to keep from catching soem Zs in the theater seats.
a word of advice to future filmmakers who employ the POV film structure and thsoe who claim, "Based on a true story" angle. If you're going to end up doing this, at least make ti worthwhile for the viewers who have to suffer through it. And at least give a decent and interestign story. It's a lesson that the filmmakers behind this cinematic turd could ahev learnt.