[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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
"Times are changing. These nerds are a threat to our way of life. Soon, we will be up to our necks in nerd shit!"
These are the most prophetic lines of dialogue from any movie ever.
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.
The gender politics and stereotype humor get more tiresome the older I get, but there are still some great bits in this. Real Genius, on the other hand, just gets better and better.
So fantastically out of date, a really good laugh.
I want to just put that dude's laugh as my review, but I have no idea how to spell it.
In which a group of nerds get a supposedly empowering taste of the jock lifestyle. Along the way, they:
1. Sneak hidden cameras into a sorority house, and later disseminate the pictures of the naked girls for money.
2. Seek support from a black fraternity group, and then at the end, the (predominately white) nerds talk about how they've been persecuted and oppressed their entire lives.
3. Freely make derogatory comments against homosexuals and women, even the ones they're friends with.
4. One nerd tricks a girl into sleeping with him by disguising himself as her boyfriend. After realising she's just been raped, she decides she's in love with him because he's abnormally good in bed. The lesson here is…
La base di partenza è indubbiamente "Animal House" e come non potrebbe esserlo?Ma in questo caso l'attenzione è più concentrata sui cervelloni,emarginati,freaks,sfigati Nerd.Cast ben assortito tra cui spicca il grandioso Caccola,ci si diverte e alcune trovate hanno influenzato pure altre pellicole recenti(il sequel di Monsters & co per esempio) tra le cui si ricordano: la gara studentesca,l'esibizione musicale in cui si omaggiano i Devo e la festa per impressionare i Tri Lambda sulle note di "Thriller" quando scendono in campo gli spinelloni.
Come da buona tradizione del cinema anni 80 i "buoni" alla fine trionfano e i cattivoni,tra cui pure John Goodman,vengono sconfitti.
Tra i classici della commedia di quel decennio.
More like Revenge of the RAPISTS
I was in need of some laughs tonight and this film delivered the goods
A few things come to mind when watching this movie.
First, that it's hard to root for the protagonists when they're committing sexual assault, voyeurism, and rape.
Second, that it only makes sense if you view it as a civil rights piece, in which case, why not just use a real minority? Instead we're just left rolling our eyes at the over the top reactions by the jocks.
Seriously, that's the only way the horrifying behavior of the jock fraternity and their coach make any sense. I admit to being born in 1981, but has this EVER been a real thing? Where did this "Fraternities have power over even the dean of the school" trope come from? Has any school…
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