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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…
If this movie was at least hilarious enough to make up for the moral deplorability of it all, the fact that it did so much more harm for nerd culture than good, that it entitled non sports-oriented teens to whatever woman they wanted regardless of their consent and that success would be served to them on a silver platter solely because they're different, then I'd be kind of cool with it.
But it's just so fucking lame.
I'm a huge fan and devoted listener of the Wolfpop podcast THE CANON, hosted by Devin Faraci and Amy Nicholson. Their most recent episode pit this against ANIMAL HOUSE and the result is one of the most heated debates about cinema I've ever heard. It is so good. thecanon.wolfpop.com
This movie made me feel dirty watching it. Sure there are a couple enjoyable sequences, but overall I really did not like this. It manages to offend pretty much all people, leaving me rooting for absolutely no one. And of all the stereotypical/satirical looks at colleges, this one stands out as not being set in any sort of believable reality.
Wildly entertaining and full of memorable laughs. "Revenge of the Nerds" works on such a hilarious level with it's heightened characters and playful story that takes many ridiculous twist and turns.
Thomas Newman's Electronic score is quite a fun highlight that plays throughout the film as well as many hilarious sequences involving the nerds and jocks.
Watching this movie in 2015, it plays like a feature length campaign to free Caleb from that room at the end of "Ex Machina."
My dentro de mi corazón sé que soy la hija perdida de John Goodman.
Probably funny in its day?
Pretty awful today.
Basically Police Academy meets Porky's with a better soundtrack.
One of the finest and empowering films of the 1980s as it involves a group of college freshman misfits and nerds who band together to fight back against the jocks.
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Missing films I can't locate on Letterboxd:
Blonde Ambition (1981)
The Devil in Miss Jones (1972)
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