YMMV / Idiocracy

  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Not Sure (Luke Wilson) was sentenced to "rehabilitation". In Real Life, Luke's brother Owen Wilson was rumored to have gone to rehab a couple of times due to depression.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Terry Crews as the President gets everyone's attention by firing a gun. How does he do this later in The Expendables? WITH AN EVEN BIGGER GUN.
    • In the Japanese dub of the film, Toshihiko Seki voices Joe. The hilarity came with the fact he previously voiced Rau Le Creuset, another character who wants to do more or less the same plan Joe does in the film, except that implies exterminating the whole human race. He also voiced Rey Za Burrel, who works with someone who has a less-extreme version of Creuset's plans. This also reaches another layer of hilarity if you know about the Destiny Plan, except in this movie, it's completely goes the opposite way intended and it's self-inflicted rather than imposed by some Big Bad.
    • In the 2016 Presidential Election, a troll registered "Deez Nuts" as an independent candidate and got a reputable firm, Public Policy Polling, to poll it. In North Carolina, between Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Deez Nuts, Deez Nuts had a respectable 9% of the vote—but still behind the proven future President Not Sure, at 12%.
  • Hype Backlash: Many people make comparisons to this film for everything they see as a "dumb" societal trend.
  • Idiot Plot: Justified. Only the two characters from the past are of even average intelligence. Even then, Joe is naive and not a natural leader.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Quite a lot of people take this movie seriously, pointing to the (purported) stupidity of modern pop culture as proof that this movie is a good predictor of the future.
    • Word of God changed their mind about that on Twitter, saying that events leading to the 2016 U.S Presidential election such as the massive accidental poisoning of water and plants for money, high votes for a racist and elitist Trump and general success of sharing half-truths among the population makes them agree with the fans now that their movie ''might'' turn into a documentary.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Ah, you talk like a fag, and your shit's all retarded."
    • BRAWNDO!
    • This meme is brought to you by Carl's Jr.
  • MST3K Mantra: Apparently, there are people who watched this movie and thought it was being as serious as Red Dawn, which, as we all know, was a documentary.
    • Same goes for people nitpicking about how it would take longer to get the electrolytes out of the soil, how come people can still ride motorcycles/play guitars/etc.
      • In the case of the guitars, this is what the Army is now teaching in Basic training. Note all of the band is in matching camoflauge, and is supposed to be the modern military. Guitar playing is probably all they do now, so they do that one thing well. To be fair, they play the same riff over and over...
  • Nightmare Fuel: Though the premise is ridiculous, and there are those out there who take it too seriously, there remains the simple fact that human stupidity destroying society is a believable, scary thought!
  • Spiritual Licensee: Considered to be the best film adaptation of The Marching Morons ever made.