posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 05:06 AM
originally posted by: veracity
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
its dry humor, like the office. Its your opinion that its "low grade".
Its a movie about a society of extremely dumb people if that is what you mean by "low grade", other than that, it has great actors and is extremely
funny if you like dry humor (or understand dry humor).
Sure it's my opinion after watching the movie. It's also my opinion that the humor wasn't "dry" but infantile. Of course this could be to drive home
the idea of how stupid the populous had become by that point.
I'm not saying it didn't have some redeeming aspects, but it was definitely low brow humor that would be more appreciated by the junior high school
crowd then someone who is a serious sci-fi fan. I did laugh enough that it made it worth while for me to watch at least once, but I wouldn't watch it
again unless I was extremely bored.
I also don't really like the humor in the TV show "The Office" either. Each to their own I suppose, I have no problem that you like that type of
humor. I'm not trying to insult you with my opinion here, just my observation about a movie that was pretty much ignored when it came out. My only
real interest in watching it is from hearing so many references to it in comparison to the direction society is headed.
ETA: My concept of dry humor is when something intended to be humorous is delivered in a serious manner. IMO, the humor in the movie Idiocracy was
plainly meant to be humor and not delivered as serious or in a "dry" manor at all. The producers made it quite obvious that the movie was comedy and
never meant to be taken seriously from the get go.
edit on 9-3-2016 by MichiganSwampBuck because: added exta comments