Lately it seems like whenever we decide to unwind and watch a video, we've been gravitating towards comedies. "Temporary escapism", I'm sure.
Last night we watched a movie called Idiocracy. I'd never heard of it but I like Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) so I wanted to watch it. In the movie Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph get frozen in an Army experiment and wake up 500 years later. When they wake up they discover that everyone in the world has become much, much stupider. So stupid, in fact, that they are now the smartest people on Earth. Society is in a huge mess (even bigger mess than now) and among other things, Costcos have 'evolved' into the size of cities. For example:
I really liked this scene - "Welcome to Costco, I love you. Welcome to Costco, I love you..." - I thought it was almost... deep. The extent to which words and ritual - even beautiful or intimate ones - can be emptied of meaning and exploited for economic gain is something that I think we can all relate to. Equally funny/sad was a scene in which Luke Wilson tries to convince a group of U.S. government officials that in order to cure the nationwide drought, they need to stop watering crops with Gatorade. He doesn't have much success (they are idiots). During that scene Bunny looked at me and said "That's not the future; that's how people discuss things over at YouTube right now!" I can't really argue with that.
[ Bunny note: I like Maya Rudolph too but just to be clear, the movie sucked. ]
[ Kim: I thought it was funny. ]