To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find — an Army private (Luke Wilson) and a prostitute (Maya Rudolph) — and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a civilization so dumbed-down that they’re the smartest people around.

Netflix, IMDB

Director: Mike Judge
STC Genre: Superhero (People’s)

  • “Special Power” – the smartest man on Earth
  • “Nemesis” – the idiocy in the society, at various points represented by specific people
  • “Curse” – can’t go back

While the title and the premise scream for low expectations, the movie is actually quite good and (surprise!) not as stupid as it may seem on the surface. The filmmakers didn’t (always) give in to the temptation for cheesy toilet humor, and provided quite a few good laughs for a good reason. In other words, you do care “whose ass it is and why it is farting”.