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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
"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 original Revenge Of The Nerds is a classic movie. Granted there are lots of smart people and lots of jocks out there so stereotypes abound in this one. The first one is the best of the bunch hands down. It might seem silly but there are a lot of outcasts out there. And not all outcasts are nerds. What's that saying: "nerds are nice to their parents". Well, I suppose jocks might party more and have more friends other than family, haha. This movie speaks to all of us, not just the nerds. It's a total classic. I mean, nobody wants to be stupid right? I've never seen a more hilarious look at the division between classes.
Needless to say a movie that perfectly captures the difference such a short amount of time makes in culture and ideology. Today you watch this movie and the nerds are nothing but perverts and rapists that are good at math, however in 1984 .... wait no Lewis still raped Betty....
Comedy is the most polarising thing; you either find something amusing, or the entire experience is just a chore. And some comedies offer very little to no middle ground between those extremes where a film could work on a different level, thematic or other.
"Revenge of the nerds" fits very well into this binary scenario, as I couldn't find a single redeeming quality to it. It was an infantile (and there really isn't anything wrong with a comedy being infantile so long as it works), boring, uninspired, poorly conceived, written, acted and directed. The experience of watching it was so cumbersome for me that I truly started to doubt that anyone could find anything funny or effective about it. And…
66/100 - Mr Pink
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…
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