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Revenge of the Nerds
The time has come for REVENGE OF THE NERDS
At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own fraternity to protect their outcast brothers, the campus nerds soon find themselves in a battle royale as the Alpha Betas try to crush their new rivals.
Despite numerous crimes which could, today, land a majority of these people on the Sex Offender Registry, I was really surprised at how well this movie held up.
I remember watching this and the sequels quite often as a kid and it's been so long since I've seen Revenge of the Nerds that I kept waiting for stuff to happen that must have happened in the sequel. That definitely helped the movie's impression of being fresh and exciting; especially because I didn't remember the ending (I do remember the ending of the sequel, apparently).
Richard and I have been going through a bit of an 80s phase (non-horror). In between watching movies I've been making him listen to a lot…
Revenge of the Nerds, a satire of university life, follows a group of excluded guys who found their own fraternity after being rejected by all other fraternities on campus. Here, brains battle against muscles when athletic football players try to crush their eccentric opponents, but the nerds have a perfect plan to gain advantage. Well, I have watched this one not only because I am in the mood for comedies from the eighties, but also because of the hype that is given to hit.
Frankly, I am not sure the hype is justified, I thought it would be way funnier than what it actually was. There are stupid films which can actually be hilarious, but I have to admit I…
"Look, Toby, the guys in that movie are not 28 year-old file clerks who live with their grandmothers in an ethnic ghetto...They didn't get their computers like you did, by trading in a bunch of box tops and $49.50 at the supermarket...Sure, go to the movies and daydream, but Revenge of the Nerds ain't reality. It's just Hollywood bullsh*t."
-- Harvey Pekar
Short Review: This is one of those movies I've known since childhood, to the point where all the dialogue and music makes each scene memorable, even if I never fully understood the film's nuances. The film has its share of funny moments, thanks to its cast of quirky characters and funny dialogue, but it's mostly enjoyable for the endearing characters and seeing the actual nerds' revenge. It's not always a classy film, but it's a fun blast from the past.
Where do you even begin to review Revenge of the Nerds?
It is a film so stuck in its era, yet somehow feels relatable today (not to me though...)
It is rather short, and character development are thrown out the door, but damn those nerds are likeable.
Throwing the old nerds vs. jocks story into the college outline created this film.
After all the freshman undeisred (mostly nerds, but including also a pothead and a homosexual), they decide to create their own frat.
After the jocks and their girlfriends sorority harass them, they decide to turn to the college's high council. Yet they discover even here the jocks rule.
Their only option is to win the year's homecoming carnival to…
At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self respect. - IMDB
It's been quite a number of years since I'd seen Revenge of the Nerds. While watching it, by the way I remembered almost everything as it was happening, you'd think that I had watched it every week of my life. I must have watched it a fair bit.
For the most part I had fun with it. Mainly for the nostalgic feelings it conjured up. Also, it's the first time that I've watched it since 2006 when Lupe Fiasco released the Fahrenheit 1/15 Part II: Revenge Of The Nerds Mixtape. I loved that and would listen to it ad nauseum.
It probably gets half to one whole star in the ratings on nostalgia alone.
I'm sure that I had seen bits and pieces of this on TV over the years, but I think tonight is the first time I had seen it in full.
Revenge of the Nerds is just a very average movie by todays standards. It is still definitely fun to watch, but unfortunately it's not all too funny and the ending is pretty corny.
Oh well, there's still some fun to be had with this.
David Carradine's laugh and Larry B. Scott's Lamar are about all the assets this movie has going for it.
This 80s classic does not hold up after all these years, but it still has a warm place in my heart.
Watched this during a time I found life too traumatizing to deal with anything heavy in movies (also during the time I entirely stopped watching horror movies - maybe three years)? So, it was nice to see one of these probably-was-on-USA's-UP-All-Night sex comedies I'd missed (because my parents didn't always go out, you know).
All time classic. All time favorite. Just hilarious! 80's movies are just the best.
"Ogre, you asshole."
If I could have any cameo in an older movie, it would be as the guy arrested in the police station for "mopery" in this.
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