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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.
Definitely a, "it was a different era" kind of movie.
Abhorrent sexual scenarios including (but not limited to) rape, stalking and implied paedophilia make for strange bedfellows in a college humour comedy. Add to that the standard 80s casual racism, homophobia and body shaming, and you've got yourselves a cringeworthy underdog story that should be relegated to the, "it was funny once", VHS pile.
Pretty bitchin' soundtrack though.
Almost worth a watch just to see a 32 year old John Goodman and an early turn from James (Babe) Cromwell!
A feel good movie with a questionable message. Those nerds might look like nerds til the end, but they start behaving like alpha male bullies real fast. I mean sure those jocks gave them good reasons to retaliate, but man, in the end i feel bad for the jocks, they get destroyed so hard, they probably all turned into alcoholics after that. And whats with the main girl, she was as bad as anyone but in the end she just switched sides and no one cares, she doesnt even apologize.
Rewatched this and Kentucky Fried Movie within a day because another friend wanted to see them. Both great films
It's funny because they're nerds
Hilariously passionate in its enthusiasm for sex and the innocence of how its portrayed. Energised and thoroughly entertaining, despite its moronic objectification of women and pure silliness.
that live animation my man Gil finessed on ol' Judy in the computer lab gotta be the smoothest shit i eva seen.
We are in the time that it's cool to be a nerd because all the important people were nerds so be nice to the everyone. The nerd you hate might be your future boss.
Hey look, i watched revenge of the nerds again. Only the 47th time this year
This might be the most 80's 80's movie I've ever seen. And every second of it was fantastic.
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