Movie: "Wayne's World"
Year: 1992
Rated: G
Genre: Action / Adventure
Directed by: Penelope Spheeris
Writing credits: Mike Myers

Reviewer: Dr. Boogie
Posted: 3/3/2008

Plot: Wayne's World has always been an underground hit, but when a slick TV producer offers to take the show to the next level, Wayne and Garth must decide whether to stay true to their artistic vision, or sell out to the man. The time for partying is nigh!!!

Review: For the most part, comedies I saw as a kid generally turn out to be pretty lame upon revisiting them a decade or so later. I expected Wayne's World to follow suit, but I was surprised to see that it actually holds up pretty well.

The skit itself had been on SNL for years prior to the movie being released, but even so, the writers managed to come up with enough material to fill 90 minutes without having to continuously rehash the same jokes. The movie begins in the familiar way, with the "Wayne's World" show being filmed in Wayne's mom's basement, and a lot of the recurring jokes from the SNL skit are covered (such as the "extreme closeup" gag). From there, it takes off more similarly-themed antics, pop culture references, and a smattering of fourth wall-breaking moments.

Additionally, there are a number of guest stars worked into the mix. Rob Lowe plays the villain, but you'll see the likes of Ed O'Neil, Alice Cooper, and Robert Patrick playing bit parts, which in itself lends extra humor to their scenes.

Even more surprising than the number of guest starts is the fact that the movie is entertaining. It even managed to do well commercially. On the downside, however, it helped trigger a deluge of crappy movies adapted from even less substantial SNL skits. Nevertheless, it's still nice to have both a funny movie that came from SNL, and a reminder that SNL actually was funny at one point.

Overall rating: WholeWholeWholeWhole
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)

Reader Comments

Pickleman's Uncle
Mar 3rd, 2008, 01:10 PM
Yes, that movie rules. I mean, it's Mike Myers. If only Dana Carvey had been hit by a bus before making the second movie ( all everything else after this...), maybe it would have been better than the first one.
Tia Carrere is hot too.
Mr. everywhere
Mar 3rd, 2008, 02:36 PM
i thought about seeing that movie, but i thought it looked stupid. now im gonna have to go and look over it again.
Built in the 80s
Mar 3rd, 2008, 03:34 PM
What a great movie. I can't listen to Bohemian Rhapsody without headbanging!
Spiteful Jerk
Mar 3rd, 2008, 05:59 PM
Agreed. I was but a child when this was a regular SNL skit, but I grew up watching reruns of that particular cast of SNL on Comedy Central. Downhill ever since...
Mar 3rd, 2008, 06:46 PM
Haven't thought about Dana Carvey in a while. Tia Carrere ruins it for me. Don't know why I don't like her.
Mar 3rd, 2008, 07:32 PM
Forum Virgin
Mar 3rd, 2008, 07:38 PM
Tadao, I don't like her either.
The stealer of Pies
Mar 3rd, 2008, 09:47 PM
The stealer of Pies
Mar 3rd, 2008, 09:49 PM
sorry, hit the enter button, but yes, I agree. I was driving my friend's around and Bohemian Rhapsody came on, and we all sang the different parts of the song just like in Wayne's World. At that moment, my life was complete.
Mar 4th, 2008, 12:02 AM
I remember going to see that in the theater and laughing my head off at it. It got slightly less funny as I got older, but is still entertaining enough to watch again.
<me|yourmom> = you
Mar 4th, 2008, 08:02 AM
Spiteful Jerk
Mar 4th, 2008, 08:50 AM
Originally Posted by Ashmodai View Post
Fookin' up planets!
Mar 4th, 2008, 09:35 AM
If it wasn't for "Waynes World" I would have never re-discovered Queen in my youth....

"Thunderbolts and lightening, very very frightening me!"

Retardedly Handsome
Mar 4th, 2008, 10:33 AM
This was the funniest movie when it came out. If you were over the age of 10 it pretty much consumed your life. I wanted the mirthmobile, I was only 11 so I can't be blamed. And I don't care who you are Tia Carrere was a total babe, Schwing!, she was in it for her acting and Ed O'Neil:

I'd never done a crazy thing in my life before that night.

Why is it if a man kills another in battle it's called heroic,

yet in the heat of passion it's called murder?
The Moxie Nerve Food Tonic
Mar 4th, 2008, 01:18 PM
It's a good movie, especially the Scoobie Doo Ending. The other movie base on an SNL skit that's well worth watching is "The Blues Brothers"
Is a thin donkey
Mar 5th, 2008, 01:25 AM
Captain PirateFace, I know exactly what you mean. I STILL head bang at the appropriate point whenever I hear Bohemian Rhapsody.
drifting in the void
Mar 5th, 2008, 04:38 AM
One of the great Classics of our time. Love that movie.
I hate this hacker crap!
Mar 5th, 2008, 05:33 PM
I just saw this one the other week. FLASHBACK
Mar 5th, 2008, 09:05 PM
The Ladies Man was a good movie, right guys? ...Right?
Forum Virgin
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Originally Posted by mburbank View Post
It's a good movie, especially the Scoobie Doo Ending. The other movie base on an SNL skit that's well worth watching is "The Blues Brothers"
I would add Coneheads to this list, also (IMO).