Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Revenge of the Nerds Quote: “I do not know what this world is coming to. See that man over there. We arrested him for mopery” – Sergeant

We all remember “Revenge of The Nerds” as a fun ’80s college movie, but there’s a much darker side when you watch it today. What we once saw as pig pranks, masked sex, panty raids, crazy house parties and fiery undies now can be viewed as animal abuse, rape, theft, arson, hate crimes and assault.

Does that ruin the movie, or do the jokes still shine through? Do Booger’s burps, Ogre’s brawn or Takashi’s Engrish outshine the creep factor of secret video cameras in Pi Delta Pi sorority house? The Shat the Movies team debates these issues and more in this review of the 1984 classic “Revenge of the Nerds.” Continue reading Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2 Quote: “I have detailed files on human anatomy” – The T-800

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” is the rare sequel that launched a franchise from good to unbelievably great. Does “Terminator 2” hold up after two decades? Absolutely.

This prime specimen of sci-fi action perfection has it all: Edward Furlong escaping in the aqueduct chase. Arnold Schwarzenegger shredding cop cars in the mini-gun shooting gallery. Robert Patrick jamming his finger through countless heads. Linda Hamilton cracking skulls and field-stripping rifles like a pro. Continue reading Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop Quote: “I don’t know what you teach these fellows but they’re not just regular cops. They’re super cops. And the only thing missing on these guys are capes.” – Axel Foley

“Beverly Hills Cop” launched Eddie Murphy’s international movie career and was the biggest box office hit of 1984, but is it overrated? No, dummy.

This is the police comedy that brought us the banana in the tailpipe, the synth sounds of “Axel F,” the lovable Judge Reinhold at Det. Rosewood and Bronson Pinchot’s bizarre accent. Continue reading Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Breakfast Club (1985)

Breakfast Club Quote: “Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.” – Bender

High School was a very different place for teenagers back in 1985. There were no cell phones, lockers were still in use, and there was this strange building on campus called the “Library” that housed books and delinquents on Saturdays.

In this week’s review, Rog, Big D, & Gene explore the hit film “The Breakfast Club”. We explore whether or not the themes of teenage angst, High School stereotypes, and John Hughes-style diversity still hold up over 30 years later. Continue reading Breakfast Club (1985)