Revenge of the Nerds 2: Nerds in Paradise (1987)

Although the first “Revenge of the Nerds” isn’t exactly Masterpiece Theatre, it deserves much, much better than this abysmal excuse for a sequel. There are barely any laughs to be had as the boring, barely existent plot flops along, transplanting the “nerds” from the original’s memorable campus sorority setting to a Florida hotel for a fraternity conference, and forgetting to bring any humor along for the ride. Robert Carradine does his best to lead the movie without original co-star Anthony Edwards (who appears only in brief scenes here and there), but despite his charms there isn’t much he can do with such inferior material. Without Edwards, Curtis Armstrong’s Booger and Timothy Busfield’s Pointdexter get more screentime, but in the end it only proves that a little can go a long way.

Rating: ★ (out of 5)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s