When Joe awakens from 500 years of cryogenic sleep, he enters a world of total and utter idiocy. Intellectual curiosity is dead, as is social responsibility. “The intelligent,” the narrator explains, have become an “endangered species.”
This was the plot of the 2006 cult comedy “Idiocracy,” a satirical movie that poked fun at an imagined dystopian version of America, where everyone — including lawmakers and government officials — were morons. But this week, the film’s writer said the world of “Idiocracy” had become all too real.
“I never expected ‘Idiocracy’ to become a documentary,” Etan Cohen, who co-wrote the film, posted on Twitter on Wednesday.
“I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs,” Cohen added.
I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary.
— Etan Cohen (@etanjc) February 24, 2016
Watch: Mike Judge talks to Infowars about the inspiration behind the movie, Idiocracy.