Ah yes, Satire. How It is so well hidden in great comedies. There is something powerful about material that makes you laugh yet makes you think about what/who it is really making fun of and why.
Some of Monty Python’s work really points out the flaws of the human kind, and yet still makes us laugh at our own stupidity, but we are here to talk about SCY-FY satire!! In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a work of science fiction, its funny dry humor and crazy characters are used to reflect politics, the human condition and flaws of man-kind. What really makes novels/movies/ect. like this important, interesting, and valuable, is they are meant to be ready/watch/listened too, several times. The first time one watches it, they might find it funny and wacky, but the more that they see it, the more of the message gets through. That is how I felt about the movie Idocracy. I watched in when i was younger, and thought it was just silly, funny and down right ridiculous.But it is meant to be ridiculous, because it reflects us and society!!! I watched it again at the age of 20 and more of it is clear to me, and though it is still funny, it is also sad. The future-ristic world the movie is based in is a replica of our world and where it is headed. Even though the movie is taking a jab at our generation and our stupidity, i do find the ways we get through life relying on other things very interesting and creative. The nurses don’t know much, they just follow what the technology says. We rely to heavily on this, just like how we all use calculators. How often to people do heavy math on paper? Why would we, when we can just press a button on our phone and it does it for us? If you don’t lose it you lose it….this phrase seems very important now.
Where is our future headed? Are we too reliable on technology? Will we dumb down as our technology gets smarter? Politics will probably never change, but our technology will.