I rented and watched Idiocracy last night. This movie was barely released by Fox last year and quickly shelved. Derb and Steve Sailer have wondered why Fox buried this movie.
I think I know why now. Idiocracy is a movie funnier in concept than execution but none the less it would have probably made between 20 - 40 million in wide release. It was released not long after Katrina when the the impact of America and the world seeing the behavior of an underclass of low intelligence people looking helpless, stupid, and vicious was fresh in everyone's mind; and Idiocracy does a good job of illustrating a world of really stupid, ignorant, and vicious people for laughs.
The movie embarrassed Fox and didn't want Murdoch associated with it. He gets enough grief as it is from the Left. Idicoracy makes it look like Fox was making sport of Katrina "victims", (and it surely does once we've seen how many poor, benighted souls were exposed by the events of Katrina, and such a hapless, charmless class of folks in action).
The movie mocks stupid knuckle draggers and at the time of release, that hit too close to home for Fox which disowned it.
BTW, there was a very large section for the movie at Blockbuster as if they anticipated a big demand for the film.
Posted on 01/20/2007 12:37 PM by Mark Butterworth