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Idiocracy (2006)

Idiocracy (2006)

Starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews

Directed by Mike Judge

Expectations: Moderate. I knew close to nothing going in except it was about stupid Americans and Mike Judge made it. What else do you need to know?


So there’s this movie about ridiculous, satirical, future extremes of American consumerism? And I haven’t seen it yet? Somehow this slipped under my radar but that has now been rectified. This kind of thing could go so wrong though. It could end up being so ridiculous that it misses the point. It could be great for the first twenty minutes and then devolve into fart jokes. Thankfully, it mostly steers clear of convention and I found myself thoroughly entertained.

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May 5, 2010 Posted by | 2000s, Comedy, Movie Reviews, Rating: 3 Stars, Science Fiction | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Battle for Terra (2007/2009)

Battle for Terra (2009)
Originally released as “Terra” in 2007 outside the US

Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox, James Garner, Chris Evans, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet, David Cross, Justin Long, Dennis Quaid, Luke Wilson

Directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas

Expectations: Low. I’m not too fond of 3D animation, but I love sci-fi.


I’m a huge science fiction fan. This is a blessing and a curse. In the case of Battle for Terra, it’s a bit of both. There’s nothing wrong with the film, it’s pretty good. As a long-time sci-fi fan though, there isn’t anything in this film that’s particularly new or unexplored within the genre. It is very similar to Avatar in that way. What makes this more enjoyable than Avatar is Terra‘s eighty-four minute runtime. It doesn’t over stay its welcome.

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April 19, 2010 Posted by | 2000s, Action, Kids, Movie Reviews, Rating: 2 & 1/2 Stars, Science Fiction | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments