History Film / Idiocracy

19th Aug '17 5:02:47 PM MBG
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%%* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Rita.

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%%* * HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Rita.Rita, though a prostitute, is shown to be a rather lovely person, and ends up helping to save the world.



* ImprobablyLowIQ: Averted at the start, where the "smart" people are shown with not-improbable IQs in the 130s and the "stupid" people are shown in the 70s. Played straight later on, when the average IQ is stated to be 5 - not only is that impossible, because the average IQ is always 100, but even if it means a 5 on a modern scale, these people shouldn't even be able to walk and talk unassisted.



%%* InstitutionalApparel: The orange prison suit.

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%%* * InstitutionalApparel: The Joe spends a good chunk of the movie in an orange prison suit.



%%* MacGuffin: The Time Masheen.

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%%* * MacGuffin: The Time Masheen.Masheen provides Joe's main motivation, though it isn't seen until the very end of the film. It's... not what he thinks.



%%* MundaneMadeAwesome: The commercials for Brawndo.

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%%* * MundaneMadeAwesome: The commercials for Brawndo.Brawndo, being commercials, portray drinking the soda as the most badass thing that anyone can do.



%%* NormalFishInATinyPond: The film's premise.

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%%* * NormalFishInATinyPond: The film's premise.premise - a guy with completely average intelligence in a society of complete morons.



%%* ParodyOfEvolution: Box art.
%%* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Collins.

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%%* * ParodyOfEvolution: Box art.
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The box art shows one - as you probably expect, it's the "evolves down" variant.
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PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Collins.Collins, the scientist who organizes the whole project, takes to Upgrayedd's slang a bit too readily, which is what gets him outed for associating with the guy.



%%* SceneryGorn: Played for laughs here.

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%%* * SceneryGorn: Played for laughs here.here; the future people haven't exactly been doing a good job of maintenance.



%%* WhatYearIsThis

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%%* WhatYearIsThis* WhatYearIsThis: One of the first things Joe does.
30th Jul '17 10:24:06 AM NWolfman
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** ''Ass'', a film which was nothing but a close-up of someone's ass? That sounds too ridiculous to be trueŚ[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244835/ oh, wait...]] By Creator/AndyWarhol, no less.
*** The real ridiculous part is that it was a big commercial hit and that, "It won eight Oscars that year, including Best Screenplay."

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** ''Ass'', a film which was nothing but a close-up of someone's ass? That sounds too ridiculous to be trueŚ[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244835/ oh, wait...]] By Creator/AndyWarhol, no less.
*** The real ridiculous part is that it
less.[[note]]It was not, however, a big commercial hit and that, "It success which won eight Oscars that year, Oscars, including Best Screenplay."[[/note]]



* ArcWords: ''"Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way."''[[note]]Joe prefers to get out of the way.[[/note]]

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* ArcWords: ''"Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way."''[[note]]Joe "'' Joe prefers to get out of the way.[[/note]]way and his CharacterDevelopment involves him learning that sometimes being neutral isn't an option.
16th Jul '17 9:54:45 AM nombretomado
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* FutureImperfect: [[spoiler:The Time Masheen]] ride is clueless about WW2 as it shows [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] had [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] and were [[Film/TheGreatDictator led by]] Creator/CharlieChaplin.

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* FutureImperfect: [[spoiler:The Time Masheen]] ride is clueless about WW2 [=WW2=] as it shows [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] had [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] and were [[Film/TheGreatDictator led by]] Creator/CharlieChaplin.
10th Jul '17 7:32:32 PM Gen
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** "Latte" is also German for "erection", making this BilingualBonus.
10th Jul '17 7:25:35 PM Gen
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** Starbucks is advertising erotic Latte. "Latte" in German means "erection".
10th Jul '17 7:24:37 PM Gen
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* EpicFail: In the opening scene, Carol tells us that her husband Trevor passed away while masturbating to produce sperm for artificial insemination. Given that his IQ is stated to be 137, this goes far beyond normal failing.

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* EpicFail: In the opening scene, Carol tells us that her husband Trevor passed away from a heart attack while masturbating to produce sperm for artificial insemination. Given that his IQ is stated to be 137, this goes far beyond normal failing.insemination.
3rd Jul '17 10:00:16 PM Seanette
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* ChekhovsGag: Officer Collins becoming a little too friendly with Upgrayedd leads to the cancellation of the hibernation project, and Joe and Maya's incarceration for half a millennium, when he's arrested for running his own prostitution ring.

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* ChekhovsGag: Officer Collins becoming a little too friendly with Upgrayedd leads to the cancellation of the hibernation project, and Joe and Maya's Rita's incarceration for half a millennium, when he's arrested for running his own prostitution ring.
27th Jun '17 3:59:24 AM NhazUl
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* CatchPhrase: "I like money" -- Frito Pendejo.

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
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"I like money" -- Frito Pendejo.Pendejo.
** The police always start with "okay sir" when explaining anything, and call any suspect, detainee or escapee "particular individual", even in sentences such as "being a particular individual in jail" or the jail being named "house of particular individuals".
27th Feb '17 10:40:29 AM Gemser
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* EpicFail: In the opening scene, Carol tells us that her husband Trevor passed away while '''masturbating to produce sperm for artificial insemination'''. Given that his IQ is stated to be 137, this goes far beyond normal failing.

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* EpicFail: In the opening scene, Carol tells us that her husband Trevor passed away while '''masturbating masturbating to produce sperm for artificial insemination'''.insemination. Given that his IQ is stated to be 137, this goes far beyond normal failing.
25th Feb '17 9:39:56 AM Gemser
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* EpicFail: In the opening scene, Carol tells us that her husband Trevor passed away while '''masturbating to produce sperm for artificial insemination'''. Given that his IQ is stated to be 137, this goes far beyond normal failing.
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