This mockumentary is exactly what you think it is, and if you like Samberg's brand of humour then you'll enjoy this plenty. After having just finished watching a series of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and with Wimbledon recently over (and a tennis fan for a wife), this was about as perfectly timed as it ever would be. More than a few chuckles, heaps of cameos, low-brow humour and awesome mullet wigs.
PSA: If you think this might be light entertainment to watch with your children (or parents), you may encounter awkward moments when the testicles, breasts and dongs come out.
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.
A beautifully crafted film, with consideration in every shot and a kick-ass soundtrack. Winding Refn certainly earned his Best Director award at Cannes this year, helped greatly by the outstanding performances of Gosling and Mulligan. I'll definitely need to see this again, and while I'm not much a fan of ultra-violence I couldn't imagine it working any other way in this film.