Idiocracy is not supposed to be a documentary. And yet, in the years since it has come out, that appears to be what it has become. To watch this movie is not to simply watch its events, for to do so would be to miss its point entirely. Rampant consumerism, the dumbing down of America(be it via technology or the ability to learn), and much more are under attack. The performances by the actors dig deep into the overall message of the film, and cannot be overlooked. Without their dedication to the roles, the message would be lost. Instead, you have a masterpiece that, in the years since, has become a shining example of life imitating art. The rule of dumb is the reality in the film, just as it continues to seep its way into the halls of real government. We are to learn lessons from this film, and to stop the craziness before stupid is all we are left with.