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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.
So everything in the first 2/3 of this movie sucks, it's not funny and it's super racist - but everything after and including the pep rally performance RULES
However... why is it that Gilbert somehow thinks that his nerd struggles are equal to the persecution of black gay men in America?
But without the pep rally and the ending it's like 1.5 stars...
"What are you looking at, nerd?"
"I thought I was looking at my mother's old douchebag, but that's in Ohio."
I watched Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise at least a dozen times as a kid, but this is my very first viewing of the original film and sadly it did not live up to my expectations. I was very surprised to see John Goodman as the football coach and even more so to see James Cromwell, credited as Jamie, no less, as Lewis' dad.
This movie is stupid and gets more stupider every minute!
Wrong on so many levels. Yet, many good laughs.
I preferred this movie so much more than Animal House
I was just reminded by my recent viewing of High Plains Drifter, that I had intended to write a bit of a review of this film some time ago.
Rewatching Nerds had the initial effect of reminding me of so many grade school jokes that my friends and I left hanging around the play yard. It reminded me of that odd prepubescent period of life, where you were ignorantly and immaturely obsessed with sex, without really knowing why. Many of these jokes still held up for me today and greatly inspired a nostalgic longing for my latter grammar school years.
This was, at least, until I got to the rape scene...you know the one: the one where Lewis rapes Betty.…
These nerds are so pathetic, it's hard to root for them. I hate bullies but these guys kinda deserved it!
Plus they perv on hot ladies and one of them rapes a girl.
I guess you had to be there at the time.
Fuck. That was bad.
There are movies I despise and hate to their guts. There are movies where I think people who don't hate them just as I do must have some mental problems and/or disabilities.
But hey, free world and stuff. People should watch whatever they want.
But this movie ... everybody who just remotely likes this movie deserves to be punched in the face. Hard.
80 favorite movies from the 80s. I've attempted to put them in order. There's a lot of movies I need…
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…