Respectful Insolence

Neeeerrrrds!

According to CNN, Revenge of the Nerds is being remade.

I have only one question: Why?

It’s not like the first movie was a great masterwork or anything. Even so, it was fairly amusing (and now hopelessly dated) as an example of fantasy fulfillment for geeks everywhere, but that’s about it. It’s also noteworthy because it was Anthony Edwards’ first starring role (and he had hair back then) and because James Cromwell played Louis Skolnick’s father, with John Goodman playing the football coach.

The question produced by this remake, though, would be: What are the differences between the nerds of 2006 and the nerds of 1984, when the original movie was made?

Comments

  1. #1 Dave S.
    May 2, 2006

    Maybe there were still burning questions left unanswered by Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise or the TV movies Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992) and Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (1994).

  2. #2 Mark Paris
    May 2, 2006

    Maybe this one will be a classic work of satire.

    Nah. Probably not.

  3. #3 beajerry
    May 2, 2006

    Too soon!!

  4. #4 Bill Tozier
    May 2, 2006

    Not good.

    As a nerdly contemporary of the original Nerds I have to say I’m more than a little concerned with the rapidly gaining past.

  5. #5 anonimouse
    May 2, 2006

    Nerds are the new cool.

    I have no idea how anyone thinks this can work.

  6. #6 Tara C. Smith
    May 2, 2006

    As someone quipped on another blog which I wish I could remember and hence credit, “nerd is the new black.” There’s some special (maybe tonight) on E! about the rise of the geeks, or something along those lines. As Huey Lewis so famously put it, it is once again hip to be square.

  7. #7 Katie
    May 2, 2006

    I agree. Why?

  8. #8 tim gueguen
    May 2, 2006

    Can a remake of Fast Times At Ridgemont High be far behind?

  9. #9 Dad Of Cameron
    May 3, 2006

    Nerds!!! I may very well be one, and I typically consider myself a “thinker”, but it does “feel” good to say that out loud.

  10. #10 DouglasG
    May 3, 2006

    Doesn’t anyone in Hollywood have any NEW ideas? Why do they have to continually ruin good (relatively speaking in this case) movies and TV shows?

  11. #11 Michael Bains
    May 4, 2006

    We like Graphic Memes better than most others. They bear reseeing, apparently.

    Just don’t re-remake The Wizard of Oz!

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