Saturday, October 13, 2007
Revenge of the Nerds is the ultimate underdog story. The story begins with Louis and his buddy Gilbert leave for there first year in college. The two nerds both are eagerly entering their freshman year of college. As soon as they get there they are categorized as nerds and are kicked out of their rooms and must sleep in the gym with all the other nerds. A few of the boys decide to form their own fraternity, Lambda Lambda Lambda. Through the fraternity the boys create great friendships and get back at the Jocks that have made fun of them all their lives. In the end, the nerd gets the cheerleader and the guys come out on top.
Gross-out jokes, sexual situations, and all sorts of other crazed perversions fuel the entire film. The movie is a success because the cast is highly likeable on both the nerd and the jock side. Naturally the audience roots for the nerds because they are the underdogs but the crazed idiotic football players are also very fun to laugh at. The modern social class system is represented greatly in this film with the jocks being the hierarchy. This movie is appealing to a vast group of people because everyone knows what it feels like to be treated with disrespect just for being themselves. The film is packed with hilarious scenes including my favorite scene where the nerds perform a spectacular song and dance routine using computers and sound effects. This movie is a hilarious underdog story that everyone should see. Stay away from the sequels because nothing compares to the original.
Lewis: Jocks only think about sports, nerds only think about sex.
Stan Gable: What are you looking at, nerd?
Booger: I thought I was looking at my mother's old douche-bag, but that's in Ohio.
Lamar Latrell, Tri-Lam: Clap your hands everybody, and everybody clap your hands. We're Lambda Lambda Lambda and Omega Mu. We come here on stage tonight to do our show for you. We got a rockin rhythm and a hi-tech sound that'll make you move your body down to the ground. We got Poindexter on the violin, and Lewis and Gilbert will be joining. We got Booger Presley on the mean guitar and a rap by little ol' me Lamar. We got Takashi beating on his gong, the boys and the mu's are clapping along. And just when you thought, ya seen it all, along comes a Lambda four foot tall. So won't ya come on out here on the floor, so we can move our bodies, like never before.