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Class Of Nuke 'Em High
"readin ... writing and radiation"
Talk about ecology and say no to nuclear power! We agree. We listen
yours reasons but we like much the the variation on the theme of
Troma.Do not be upset, but the vision of Kaufmann & Co. is really
great. Certainly it's a matter of taste and Troma us as ever its own
language: boobs, blood and body parts smashed, the full style that we
know, but the message comes loud and clear, more than many other
The combination Troma/Nuclear power is not new and it's needless to
mention the legendary "Toxic Avenger".But if Toxie was only partly a
"green hero", being chiefly a satire against the superheroes, "Class Of
Nuke 'Em High" it's entirety "no nukes" movie. To this must be added to
the eerie coincidence of dates with the Chernobyl disaster. Consider
the case: the film was released for the first time in February 1986 and
May of that year it arrived at the Cannes Film Festival, that is,
before and immediately after the nuclear accident.
Apart from this strange case, the film following the logn wave or
rather the toxic cloud of the troma's hero par excellence, and the
infallible duo Kaufmann & Herz assisted by Richard W. Haines
creates a funny story that rightly become a "Cult".
We are in Tromaville, of course!, and the capital of the toxic waste
also shows us its nuclear power station built next to the high-school.
Safe and nuclear energy do not always get along and the usual flaw in
the system, contaminates the school, which the alumns change its
behaviors and characteristics.
The power plant operators and the politicians as ever minimize
but the truth is another. The best alumns of the school become a gang
of bullies "The Cretins", and among other things they became dealers of
a special marjuana grown in the power plant and sold at a very high
price as "atomic buzz." But there aren't only they, with their violent
manner, but there is also a monster vomited by a student aand finished
in the basement to soak in toxic wastes
To try to put a piece in all this mess there Warren the blond hero. He
is diametrically opposed by Melvin, he is handsome a look good a
little for' Happy Days'. He with the power of love, but also due to a
slight contamination, beat the bad guys.
If one doesn't see the first few minutes with the classic Troma's intro
with the skyline of New York, would be able to recognize
who is behind this movie. The mark of those crazy New Jersey company is
so obvious as are the echoes of "Toxic Avenger" as well as in the
present subjects, even in different situations. A guy who flies out the
window, in the same way Melvin eg or the vengeful walking of
Warren contaminated by a radioactive reefer.
The realization is minimal and frantic, the music is almost everywhere,
but with less nudity than other movies but with the usual high-dose of
Apart from the style, definitely a bit 'special, Class Of Nuke 'Em
High" is an excellent satire on society, politicians and power plant
manager, always ready to minimize the consequences of rubbing happened.
A splatter in the service of a profound message.
Is a movies the must be see againand reevaluate especially considering
what happened in Japan. "Class Of Nuke 'Em High" has generated two
sequels that did not have the same success. The first in 1991 titled
"Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown"directed by Eric
Louzil and Jackson Donald on Kaufman subject and the second of
the 1994 "Class of Nuke' Em High 3: The Good, the Bad And The
Subhumanoid "always by Louzil.