There’s a pantheon of great college movies. Animal House, PCU, Back to School, Real Genius, Accepted, Old School, Van Wilder, and of course, Revenge of the Nerds.
Revenge of the Nerds probably ranks number two on the list, beaten only by Animal House. I mean really, how could any college movie ever beat Animal House? It’s scientifically impossible. Animal House set the tone for every college movie made after it.
Revenge of the Nerds is a pure classic, but every time I watch it, one flaw always sticks out. Is it the improbability of nerds actually besting the jocks? Naw. I can buy into that. If you can’t buy into that premise, you have no reason to watch the film. If you went into the theater hoping the football players would win, well, they didn’t. I mean, look at the title: REVENGE of the Nerds. It almost needs a “spoiler alert” in front of it.
No, my problem with Revenge of the Nerds is the sorority they befriend, the Omega Mu’s. The plot is very specific. The nerds are nerds, and because of this, they can’t go Greek. But what about the Omega Mu’s? Aren’t they nerds, too? Who accepted them into a sorority?
Maybe someone needs to film the prequel to Revenge of the Nerds, entitled, Revenge of the Nerds: Rise of the Omega Mu’s. I’d watch it, because frankly, they’ve got some ‘splaining to do.