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Gorky

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« Reply #40 on: 02-29-2004 15:09 »

A Mike Judge movie, huh? Here's what I'll use as proof that it'll be awful.

King of the Hill

Seriously though, I really think that it could be okay, but it sounds Way too much like Futurama to me.
EspanolBot

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« Reply #41 on: 03-01-2004 07:42 »
« Last Edit on: 03-01-2004 07:42 by Nixorbo »

 Yes, the message about '3001' made me literally angry with rage! But it holds up my theory that they've done everything original on TV and Film so they have to steal ideas from or remake old films and TV programmes.
Examples: the new Starsky and Hutch film, the new version of Randall and Hopkirk, Wild Wild West, Dark Angel, Thunderbirds, the new CGI Captain Scarlett...

Give it time, they will make a film of Futurama (or something like it) within the next ten years.
rule brittannia

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« Reply #42 on: 03-01-2004 13:35 »

rogan, if you like futurama than why are you saying there is a rip off?
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #43 on: 04-05-2004 01:46 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2004 01:46 »

if they don't already know about this, and I doubt they don't, someone needs to tell David X. Cohen or Matt Groening...this REEKS of futurama ripoff...even down to the being smarter than everyone else plot ripped right out of "TDESS!" Such a proper time to SUE FOX!

Maybe THIS is why Fox let Futurama die...so they could let Mike Judge rip off Matt Groening.

EDIT: for god's sake, it's not even a SERIOUS movie! It's a sci-fi comedy! ARGGHHHHHHHH!
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AnkhBoy42

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« Reply #44 on: 04-06-2004 00:21 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
It'll be like Firefly ripping-off Outlaw Star; just different enough to avoid a lawsuit.
So I WASN'T going crazy when I saw a chick in a box on FF...

NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #45 on: 04-06-2004 23:08 »

Well, the idea is a rip-off, but let's see what 3001 looks like. If the design of the future is like Futurama then the shit will hit the fan around here.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #46 on: 04-06-2004 23:43 »

Here are two reviews of the script.  Sounds unpleasant.

And maybe you missed it on the first page, but there is already a thread predating this one:

 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/1-001371/ 
Just Chris

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« Reply #47 on: 04-07-2004 20:23 »

From 3001's script review:

 
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Imagine some hillbilly hell, imagine a real world existing in Fox?s horrendous reality shows (cop chases, vile eating contests), imagine being trapped in an overflowing crowd of WWE fans, and you?ll start to get the picture that Judge paints. It is a world based on the sordid, though cliché, desires of the young American male.

I'd like actually like to see how this will be done. I wonder if it's strong enough to send a shock factor to us lazy, overfed Americans  big grin

Fatdude

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« Reply #48 on: 07-14-2005 16:00 »

Hell this is going to probally become some big cult hit like office space. and people will all forget about futurama, in this case, If I ever hear anyone say "Hey they ripped that cartoon off of the movie" Im gonna take a bat and beat them to death.
wwe_fk

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« Reply #49 on: 07-14-2005 18:12 »

not a court in the world would covict you. it would justifiable homicide.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #50 on: 07-14-2005 19:05 »

Since this thread got bumped back to the forefront of the forum, I guess I should point out that IMDB says the film is now called Idiocracy.  To be honest, from what the unrulies on the IMDB boards are saying, the movie sounds less like a crappy knockoff of Futurama and more like a crappy knockoff of the hugely crappy Demolition Man.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #51 on: 07-14-2005 20:42 »

...which was probably a large part of the inspiration for the cryogenics thing in Futurama.  Well, that and Red Dwarf.

And parts of Demolition Man weren't so bad.  Umm...let's see...alright, it all sucked, but it was funny 'cause you get to make fun of Stallone the whole movie, while simultaneously realizing he's not the worst actor on screen.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #52 on: 07-14-2005 21:32 »

That was the worst part!  Sly wasn't the worst actor.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #53 on: 07-14-2005 21:33 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2005 21:33 »

Idiocracy...Sounds like Fry's major at Coney Island. And the movie's plotline sounds similar to that of The Day the Earth Stood Stupid.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #54 on: 07-14-2005 22:02 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2005 22:02 »

A few things sound similar, but honestly, a lot of Futurama's concepts weren't original; in a way they weren't supposed to be, because it was a sci-fi parody after all.  The cryogenic freezing idea isn't original, nor is the idea of suprise revelations about what the future holds.  They're some of the oldest sci-fi conventions in fact.

Mike Judge, whatever one thinks of his work, has always used original concepts and never ripped anyone off (come on, it's not like he's Seth McFarlane or anything).  "Office Space" is one of my favorite movies, so I think I can give this one a chance.
Wooter

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« Reply #55 on: 07-14-2005 23:11 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2005 23:11 »

Actually, the "everybody is stupid" idea sounds like the plot of this one science fiction short story written in the late forties, or maybe early fifties. A man was put into suspended animation due to a mishap involving a new dentisry painkiller and a spark that came off the tooth drill. When he woke up, he found himself one of the smartest people on the face of the earth. He was captured by a secret society of average intelligence people who are located in key positions around the globe to make sure chaos didn't ensue. The man from the twentieth century used the tactics of Adolf Hitler to rise to power and start "colonizing Mars and Venus" He actually was just sending spaceships full of stupid people off randomly and letting the idiots die. You see, it was productive genocide.
No I wasn't just talking out of my ass. Has anyone else read that? I think it was in the Science Fiction Hall Of Fame: Volume Two, but i'm not sure. I just remember reading it in spanish class.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #56 on: 07-18-2005 10:39 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2005 10:39 »

Wilson Sleeps Until 3001 Futurama

Luke Billy Wilsonest   is set to star in Mike att Groening Judge's comedy 30010 for 20th Century Fox, playing a man who goes to sleep accidentaly gets cryogenically frozen only to wake up 1,000 years in the future, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Shooting is scheduled to start in mid-April.

Judge Groening and Etan David Cohen wrote made the movie show, which centers on Joe Bowers Philip Fry (Wilson West), an average American who is selected for a top-secret hibernation program that accidentally falls into a cryogenics tube and finds himself waking up and living among a society 10 centuries in the future. He finds that civilization is so dumbed-down advanced that he is the most intelligent stupidest person alive, the trade paper reported.
futurefreak

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« Reply #57 on: 07-19-2005 01:27 »

^ haha, good one grey thinky whale

to hell with the movie, bring back the show!
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #58 on: 07-19-2005 10:23 »

We shall not see this movie! Everyone, if you see a poster for this movie, tag it with it having "Futurama" written on it. If you see a trailer for it, chant "Fut-ture-rama! Fut-ture-rama!" If somebody says "Man, this movie was good/great," punch/slap them.
JBERGES

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« Reply #59 on: 07-19-2005 11:02 »
« Last Edit on: 07-19-2005 11:02 »

The Color Purple Futurama

The Color Purple Futurama spans the years 1909 to 1949 2000- 3005, relating the life of Celie Philip J .Fry (Whoopi Goldberg) (Billy West), a Southern black woman Delivery Boy virtually sold into a life of servitude to her his brutal husband, great-nephew sharecropper Albert Professor Farnsworth. Celie Fry  pours out her innermost thoughts in letter form to works with her sister his friend Nettie Leela (Akousa Busia), (Katey Segal).

Later, Celie Fry is able to forge a strong friendship with Albert's mistress a robot Shug Bender (Margaret Avery) (John DiMaggio). The film show was co-produced by Quincy Jones David Cohen, who also wrote did not write the score.
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CURSE YOU Steven Spielberg!  Your adaptation of an Alice Walker story of a black woman struggling for independence is nothing but a rip off of our beloved show!!!

Uh, seriously, I’m with DtB on this one.  Give it a chance before you call it a rip off.

EDIT:  Though I am in no way implying that I think the movie will actually be good
DotheBartman

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« Reply #60 on: 07-19-2005 19:39 »

^Heh, that had me cracking up.  Good job.
fromage

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« Reply #61 on: 07-19-2005 22:33 »

JBERGES : I am with you on that one.

Total rip off! Spielberg stole Matt's idea years before futurama came out.

It all makes sense now.
tyraniak

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« Reply #62 on: 08-06-2005 01:28 »

Yeah that looks like crap, I don't know why the creator of Beavis and Butthead is making something that's obviously been done before and better, I might be jumping the gun since the film hasn't come out yet, but it won't be as good
tyraniak

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« Reply #63 on: 08-08-2005 04:02 »

I've also recently checked imdb and users who've seen it says it's a totla piece of sh@t, so I was right and Groening was robbed
Hedgecore

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« Reply #64 on: 08-10-2005 22:37 »

I dont care if its a ripoff i definently want to see it, Mike Judge is a comic genius.
Zogonif

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« Reply #65 on: 08-25-2005 09:19 »

Crap Crap Crap Crap Crap

Thats all this is
frybend

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« Reply #66 on: 09-09-2005 23:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Zogonif:
Crap Crap Crap Crap Crap

Thats all this is

crap = fox   puke

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KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #67 on: 10-04-2005 17:24 »

The title got changed to 'Idiocracy' and the release date won't be until November or something like that.  This movie sounds like a turkey to me, anyway.  I won't be seeing it.  Mike Judge should stop making movies and just stick with King of the Hill.  It sounds a little bit like a rip-off of Futurama considering that episode "The Day The Earth Turned Stupid".  If it was a rip-off of Futurama, it would be about an intergalatic delivery service as well. 

Plus, people who wrote about the movie on the IMDB message boards about this movie are even bashing Futurama, saying fans of the show are 'idiots', saying sardonically that Futurama wasn't a recipe for success, nobody likes it, and it was the worst show ever created.  That kind of stuck a nerve.  Don't worry, my guess is, Idiocracy is going to bomb at the box office!  In 10-20 years from now it will be in one of those B-Movie books. 

Let me guess, Luke Wilson is suppsed to be "Fry", and Maya Randolph is supposed to be "Leela".  Trust me, Idiocracy is going to bomb!  Think about it.  The title was changed and the release date was changed too. 
DotheBartman

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« Reply #68 on: 10-04-2005 18:47 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
I won't be seeing it.  Mike Judge should stop making movies and just stick with King of the Hill.

Why should he stick with a show that was just cancelled?  Especcially when he has obvious talent for writing movie scripts (see the great "Office Space" )?

 
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Plus, people who wrote about the movie on the IMDB message boards about this movie are even bashing Futurama, saying fans of the show are 'idiots', saying sardonically that Futurama wasn't a recipe for success, nobody likes it, and it was the worst show ever created.  That kind of stuck a nerve.

Those are just IMDB posters.  They have nothing to do with the actual quality or originality of this movie, period.  And anyway, on IMDB with just about any movie or show you'll find people saying it's the "worst ever".  It's practically bursting with Comic Book Guys.  You should know that by now.

 
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Let me guess, Luke Wilson is suppsed to be "Fry"

Or maybe Fry is supposed to a parody of EVERY CHARACTER EVER SENT TO THE FUTURE EVER.  Watch Planet of the Apes, Red Dwarf, numerous Twilight Zone episodes, etc and then try to tell me that the idea of a guy being sent to the future is even remotely original.  Judge is simply using the same exact convention that has been a staple of sci-fi for a very long time.

 
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Trust me, Idiocracy is going to bomb!  Think about it.  The title was changed and the release date was changed too. 

A lot of good and successful movies change titles and dates as they're being worked on.  Futurama itself went through a whole bunch of titles ("Aloha Mars!", "Deathsville", etc.) before they settled on what we're familiar with.  Mike Judge himself said that "3001" was merely a placeholder title and that they were going to use something else.  So that proves absolutely nothing.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #69 on: 01-11-2006 17:17 »

I saw a script review on The Deadbolt website about the movie Idiocracy.  It sounds like it's full of disgusting toilet humor and an overload of sexual jokes as well.  Only one thing I can say about Mike Judge making this movie, in the words of Moe Howard, "He's a sick man.  A VERY sick man!"

However I think Idiocracy is more of a rip-off of Woody Allen's "Sleeper" than it is of Futurama.
Zogonif

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« Reply #70 on: 01-12-2006 04:11 »

 
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Originally posted by frybend:
 crap = fox    puke


Don't knock fox they own the Alien and predator rights and of course Futurama
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #71 on: 01-12-2006 06:07 »
« Last Edit on: 01-12-2006 06:07 »

Wilson Gary Sleeps Until 3001 With Ted
 
Luke Wilson is set to star in Mike Judge's comedy 3001 for 20th Century Fox, playing a man who goes to sleep only to wake up 1,000 years in the future, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Shooting is scheduled to start in mid-April.Gary Coleman stars as Gary Coleman in the film adaptation of Beamer's 'A Never Ending Lie'.

Judge and Etan Cohen wrote the movie, which centers on Joe Bowers (Wilson), an average American who is selected for a top-secret hibernation program that finds him waking up and living among a society 10 centuries in the future. He finds that civilization is so dumbed-down that he is the most intelligent person alive, the trade paper reported.Will Gary find out Ted's secret?

Judge is producing, along with former Fox production executive Elysa Koplovitz. Judge, the creator of Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill, most recently directed 1999's Office Space.Contains high level sex scenes.

   eek    flirt

I care about this movie as much as I cared about that movie that all you guys loved but I didn't see because it sucked. Help, I'm being controversial!
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #72 on: 01-13-2006 17:57 »

^ Can't... Stop... Laughing...  laff
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #73 on: 07-12-2006 20:34 »

I heard the release date to this movie is now coming in early September.  So far there's no trailer or hype.  The way this movie keeps slipping back and forth on release dates, maybe MJ will pull the plug.  If we could only be so lucky.

Mike Judge ought to do a remake of that movie "The Villain." 
tyraniak

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« Reply #74 on: 07-12-2006 22:00 »

Wow, a 6 month bump for a movie that might not even come out, I'm sure he's more interested in the last season of King of the Hill than this movie
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« Reply #75 on: 01-06-2007 15:28 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2007 15:28 »

Let me bump this thread once more, apparently the movie has come out but was hardly shown anywhere, apparently there were no trailers or anything about it, so no one really noticed   wink Apparently the world cannot accept a future that fucked up   wink I watched it today though (downloaded) and it wasn't half bad :P

the only things in common with futurama were 'getting frozen' and 'being tagged in the future'
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« Reply #76 on: 01-06-2007 18:46 »

Youtube a clip?
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #77 on: 01-07-2007 04:27 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2007 04:27 »

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2izZYZVhEA

we should feel sorry for this movie because FOX ditched it!
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #78 on: 01-07-2007 13:28 »

Idiocracy is now out on DVD.  It was in limited release in the theaters.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #79 on: 01-07-2007 19:46 »

It doesn't seem too bad. I'm not sure if I'd go out and buy it, though. Might rent it sometime.
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