Sunday, August 15, 2010

my brief thoughts on.... 'Revenge of the Nerds'

i remember this was the first movie that i ever snuck into, if even for a brief moment.... just to see what all the fuss was about.... i mean it raised a bit of an uproar when it came out.... this was around the same time as 'Porky's', when teen sex comedies where at their peak.... it seemed like every other movie was either a low budget rushed horror movie or a sex comedy.... but never did the two meet for some reason.... seems to make sense in retrospect to put them together.... it could have been a blockbuster.... maybe i'm forgetting something and point it out if i am.... anyway.... this movie did so well that it spawned 3 sequels, each one worse than the last.... and luckily Anthony Edwards made it out when he did, so he could go on and have a career on 'ER'.... the rest weren't so lucky.... sadly, they may not be the only ones.... as a remake is in the possible works.

here's the plot in a nutshell.... nerds + jocks = hatred.... jocks push nerds too far.... nerds get their revenge against the jocks.... jocks lose, nerds get the girls and cheesy music plays us out.... the end.despite the simplicity of the script and the basic nature of the story.... this still stands out as a classic in the genre.... and what allowed me to give it 4 out of 5 stars.... it still makes me smile whenever i watch it.... it's just got some of that pesky 80's charm.... and holds up over the years.... i guess in a lot of way the themes are universal.... and are still relevant today.... or perhaps it's just because it has a main character named "Booger" and the classic line, "We've got bush!".... either way.... it's something every fan of 80's comedies needs to see before they die....

if you like this, check out: 'Weird Science', 'Real Genius' and 'Porky's'

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