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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.
"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.
Why isn't this film mentioned more when people talk about classic 80s highschool films? I definitely think it's up there with the rest of them in terms of story, comedy, and cast.
I wish I had seen this sooner.
This is another review I am doing over again, replacing the ultra-short one I put up soon after I joined this site, although the rating has not changed.
I will admit that I have seen this many times before in my life, including at an age where maybe I shouldn't have seen it. I realize that this is full of broad stereotypes (to say the least) and I will admit that some material is in poor taste by today's standards (using cameras to spy in a sorority house and being masked in order to pass yourself as the boyfriend of the girl you have the hots for and so you can have sex with her under false pretenses) but while…
"Revenge of the Nerds" is a little dated especially with its portrayal of stereotypes and sort of cheesy humor, but its charmed me in a way that what started as what I thought would be forgettable turned into something more memorable.Its nice to see Nerds win for a change and as a fellow nerd, I really enjoyed anytime they got a victory over the jocks or one of them gets the girl. It's very 80's and sometimes that's a good thing. This kind of film would have sucked if it was made today but since it has that 80's high school movie rauchiness to it and a heck of a lot of charm, this movie is definitely an entertaining watch, despite some flaws that hinder it.
A movie with obvious flaws, all of which are out weighted by it's stupendous charm, brilliant comedic timing, and brightly colored classic aesthetic. I love this movie, i empathize with the characters, I totally dig the music and part of me wants to rewatch it right now. An absolute joy ride of a film.
Simpatica, entretenida y sobre todo ochentera.
Para pasar un buen rato sin mas.
Certain films from the ‘80s became genre-defining; films that embedded themselves so deeply in pop culture (and the memories of my childhood) that, even if you hadn't seen them, they were widely referenced and understood. Revenge of the Nerds I think is one such film, casting a long shadow over all nerd-vs-jock rivalries to come.
Let's be honest though, it's not an amazing film. But it's mildly entertaining and really captured a certain zeitgeist in an era where personal computers and technology were coming of age and nerdery held more promise than ever before. Or something like that.
The movie pretends to be about how terrible bullies are to the underdogs, while managing to be racist, homophobic, transphobic, and misogynistic to the point of celebrating sexual assault.
i don't look at this movie as just another 80s silly college comedy. i look at this movie as some kind of crazy masterpiece. yes, it predicted the real life revolution of nerd culture on all aspects of culture and pop culture, but it really meant it. there is laughing at the "nerds" but the film is never mean about it. it's mean and mocking to the jocks and portrays our nerds as the legit heroes they are.
the film flows at the fantastic pace and even though i've watched it 100 times in the past 31 years, it still feels fresh and fun. the end the message & with the symphonic We Are The Champions is just goddamn genius.
Jock stereotypes, nerd stereotypes, homosexual stereotypes, Asian stereotypes. If the nerds did their panty raid today, they would all be registered sex offenders. Also, Lewis totally raped that girl at the Homecoming Carnival. This movie is way more offensive than I remember by today's standards, yet still awesome and I love it. Pube approved.
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