Humor serves as a veil that dims the film's bitter fatalism. Decorum and higher education are the means through which the most nefarious members of society present themselves as the embodiment of virtue; the heroic scoundrels shield themselves from corruption by living under an anarchic philosophy but fail to see the fine line between anarchy and nihilism and gradually fall into the rotten pit. Very funny.
Not sure what to say about this film. Great nudity? Great ensemble performance. This was back in the good old days, where a comedy could be made without massive corporate sponsorship. It's gotten so bad with comedies these days that the corporate sponsor is part of the plot (Horrible Bosses).
I think it was good. I can see why it might be considered "culturally or atheistically significant" however it was just good. The film really acts as a catalyst for Belushi's career and proves itself a classic for college audiences who may face similar incidences in their own dorm or frat life. A college film, fun.
A classic, truly, of what an American comedy should aim to be. Ramis, drawing from his experience as a member of a fraternity in college (it's great to be a ZBT!) along with Doug Kenney and Chris Miller's hilarious dialogue and chaotic ending, is perfect in almost every way.