Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Assault of the Party Nerds
Dir:Richard Gabai (Assault of the party Nerds2: The Heavy Petting Detective/Kickboxing Academy/Virtual Girl)
Starring: Richard Gabai/ Linnea Quigley ( Return of the Living Dead/Night of the Demons/Creepazoids)
Michelle Bauer (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers/Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama/Nightmare Sisters)
Every once in awhile I like to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the times before I was old enough to rent/watch Porn. These were the days when cinemax was my late night best friend, A time when I would stay up past midnight to see a simple boob on the television to feed my imagination.It truly was a simpler time. So tonight I decided to take in the cult skinemax classic Assault of the Party Nerds. Trying to capitalize on the popularity of the Revenge of the Nerds franchise which was actually dying down by the time this film was released, the film follows a fraternity that is on the way to closing down due to lack of membership and the remaining four members all graduating from college in fall.Ritchie and his brothers of the Lambda Alpha Ada decide of course to throw a party to encourage enrollment to the fraternity.
Now with all movies of this type of course we get the squad of villains the rival fraternity The Zeta's , A group of jocks determined to foil the "Nerds" plans since they have not helped them pass their tests in order to graduate.The Zeta's are Chip. Bud, And Cliff and all obviously have pent up homosexual tendencies as we learn throughout the film,
Although two of them date the popular girls in School Bambi (Linnea Quigley) and Muffin (Michelle Bauer).
After the reveal of the obvious big joke payoff. The Lambda's party gets started and Bambi and Muffin decide to attend as well in order to find themselves some "real" men. This leads to the Zeta's plotting revenge on the "Nerds" and crashing the party.
The thing that bugs me about this film is that, The Lambda's (Blatant rip off of the Revenge of the Nerds Frat name) are supposed to be nerds and we are supposed to root for them as the underdogs yet, Ritchie the president is just as cocky and popular as the jocks are and this takes away any of the feel of that the Revenge of the Nerds films had where the heroes were the underdogs.Every joke this film sets up is visible from miles away . The jocks are gay , Made way too obvious from the opening scene and there is never a moment where you feel the Zeta's may foil the Lambda's plans so there is nothing to hope for and no one to pull for throughout the entire film. The only saving grace of this film was the casting of Scream Queen icons Linnea Quigley and Michelle Bauer but even they don't add too much to the film other than some nice T&A, which is nice don't get me wrong. Honestly I will watch pretty much any film either of these girls are in as they are in some of my all time favorites... Linnea in countless horror gems and Michelle Bauer in the awesome film Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.As for this film not much to recommend unless you are a huge fan of the cinemax late night days or have a hankering for a trip down memory lane like I did. Now even though I disliked this film tremendously , they all cant be winners and I will be reviewing the sequel next just to see where they went with this potential franchise , cash in on a already dying movie trend.
Nudity:7 ( cannot go wrong with Quigley and Bauer's)
Story:3 ( not much of any to be seen)
Characters:3 (sub par for the genre)
Overall: 3 out of 10