Excellent! It had to be mine. Oh yes. It had to be mine.
viagrafalls | Denmark | 03/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is totally amazingly eccellent! A boxed set of both of the Wayne's World movies. What more could someone who enjoyed the movies wish for?Who doesn't know the story of Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and his trustworthy sidekick Garth Algar (Dana Carvey)? As hosts of their very own local tv show, they're highly popular with the youngsters and the girls (though neither of them has much experience on that topic). In the first movie, they're approached by Benjamin, a sleazy TV executive (Rob Lowe), who is intent on exploiting the show "Wayne's World" to make a quick buck. Wayne is forced to deal with various issues, including being fired from his own show, losing his girlfriend Cassandra (The gorgeous Kia Terrere), and losing his best friend Garth. Will he and his group of friends manage to take back their own show and land Cassandra a record deal at the same time?The second one is about Wayne being visited in a dream by Jim Morrison. Wayne is looking for a goal in his life, and Jim provides him with one: Wayne is to organise WayneStock, a rock festival. Again, Wayne has to deal with numerous issues to fight his way through.To me, the real charm of the movie is by the countless amounts of famous stars making an appearance in the movie. From Alice Cooper and Aerosmith to Rob Lowe and Christopher Walken, from Tia Carrere to Ed O'Neill, from Chris Farley to Kim Basinger, the movies are packed with celebrities who were all to keen to help Myers out with this project. Even though the movies will never be a fallback for countless one-liners like (for instance) the Naked Gun series, they still make up for great amusement and a hysterical laugh. Myers and Carvey manage to make sure the movie doesn't fall apart, though (in my opinion) Carvey is the real talent here. He's pure comedy genius, and sort of makes Myers look like the sidekick.The only dissappointment is the lack of extra's on the DVD. Come on. No one out there will think 'Widescreen, Dolby Digital, English subtitles, Interactive menus or Scene selection' are "special features" anymore. Those are standard. Interviews are nice, but the real appeal with DVDs as a medium are goodies like Behind-the-scenes and Deleted scenes. It would have been nice to get a bit more for the buck. Still, for the true fan? The combo is a nice buy."
Wayne's World IS party time
firstname.lastname@example.org | New Jersey | 07/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Alright; so both of these movies rock. They take one of the funniest SNL skits starring two of the funniest comedy actors of their time, and make them into a full length movie. Unlike most other SNL lifts, like superstar, night at the roxbury, or any of the other trite and pointless comedies that have sprung from the now waning-SNL, Wayne's World is actually funny, and addictingly so. From the first few moments of the original movie, joke after joke plows the audience. Meyers and Carvey are genius in their roles as bumbling musicians trying to make it big while keeping it real; as Wayne and Garth, they flow through fame fortune, and "CAsssandra" (tia Carerra, in a knockout foxy role). The second film isnt quite as good as the first, but lets be honest, how many sequels are even comparable to the first (the lost world to jurassic park, TMNT 2 to TMNT (tho vanilla ice rocked), the ounces of horror flick sequels). It is still very entertaining, tho, so dont be dissuaded by the fact that its a sequel. Seriously, a definite investment for anyone who needs a good laugh, or a few good movie lines to memorize. And a must buy for any Meyers/Carvey fan (hey whatever did happen to Dana Carvey....he is so talented). This reviewers final word: definitely buy"
Ronald Bingham | 08/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Two very funny movies. The DVD presentation is fantastic. A lot of effort here. The menu's look like a TV guide, you get glimpses of other DVD's (Ewww Solid Gold aerobics), each movie has a documentary with interviews (about 22 minutes each). The movie's themselves look great with anamorphic widescreen and DD5.1 sound. The director's commentary from Penelope Spheeris is entertaining and informative. The commentary by Stephen Serjuk is boring and meandering.A very worthwhile way to spend your money and enjoy a couple of hours of fun."
Wayne's World.. party time.. excellent.. times two!!
Ramsis Lion | Long Island, NY USA | 01/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Based on a brilliant Saturday Night Live sketch, Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2 are both equally enjoyable films and great additions to anyones DVD libraries.
The Wayne's World movies both base around the lives of two young men who do their own local cable access show in the town of Aurora, IL. Wayne Cambell (Mike Myers) is the smart, charming, witty leader of the duo who is into hot women and rock music. While his partner Garth (Dana Carvey) idolizes Wayne and makes for the perfect teammate . He is a little slow but is good with computers, machines and has a very innocent mind.
The films follow the adventures that Wayne and Garth get into with their friends as they put on their TV show from Wayne's Parents basement, while they try to pick up chicks and attend rock concerts and eat their donuts at the local hang out.
The first Wanye's World movie was very successful and for good reason, its a very wity and humor filled film that set the stage perfectly and carried on in the tradition of the SNL sketches that made them such well known house hold names. In the first movie Wayne and Garth get noticed by Benjamin Kayne (Rob Lowe) who works for a big company that wants to put Wayne and Garth's TV show onto regular TV along with a sponcer and all the perks of working for a regular TV studio. Along the way Wayne meets the love of his life, Cassandra Wong (Tia Carrere) who is an up and coming rock singer who takes an instant liking to him. Ben has more in store then just letting them have a taste of the big time. He seems to have the hots for Cassandra as well and will do any thing it takes to break up the two. And he does a good job of doing just that. Wayne loses his TV show, Cassandra and his best friend all due to Ben. Of course everything works out for Wayne when all is said and done, he gets a contract for his now girlfriend Cassandra, made the bad guy look like a fool and the great thing about a movie is if you don't like how a movie ends, you can always re do it.
Most memorable moments in this film include a hillarious moment when Wayne, Garth and 3 friends are in a little car singing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" while banging their heads as they drive along the road. Many laughs fill the movie like when the two stars would take the camera along with them for a private convo that only we the viewer were in on. Or talk about how they don't sell out to any sponcer while they are busy drinking Pepsi and wearing Reebok gear. It has a great ending that really ends things on an upbeat note. There isn't any slow parts the film. It starts at a humor filled beat and stays that way the whole way through never taking the world they are engulfed in seriously even realizing they are in a movie at times and letting us in on the jokes. Another great moment is when they get back stage passes to Alice Cooper's concert and Alice starts to tell them about the history of the name Milwaukee. Many great sight gags and cameos fill the film. It's short enough to watch many times and the jokes don't get stale as the fun ends at just the right time before it gets to be too much. This movie alone is reason enough to buy the set.
The second film "Wayne's World 2" picks up a year after the first film, Wayne and Cassandra are still together and Wayne and Garth have moved into their own loft across town still doing their public access show. Cassandra now has a manager Bobby Cahn (Christopher Walken) who like Ben in the first film takes an instant liking to her and wants Wayne removed from the situation by getting her to move out of Aurora to Hollywood. If that wasn't all enough for Wayne to deal with, an almost naked indian approaches Wayne in a dream one night and when Wayne follows through the desert he meet up with Jim Morrison, the dead lead singer of the Doors. Jim tells Wayne that he has to put on a concert and book all the biggest bands. That will give him meaning to his life. Wayne decides that is exactly what he has to do and with the help of various people that Jim tells him about and friends in Aurora he puts together a potentialy huge concert he calls "Waynestock". Garth meanwhile has his first experiences with a girl Honey Hornee' (Kim Basinger) who seems to want more then just a relationship from him.
The most memorable moments from this movie include Wayne meeting Cassandra's father and the two of them fight it out in a mock Kung Fu film situation, with dubbed english and all. One of the funniest uses of a Village People reference that I ever saw in a movie. And the film itself has many cameo's and big name stars like Chris Farley, Drew Barrymore, Rip Taylor (ok maybe not all are big stars) and Aerosmith. The film is almost a mirror image of the first as it carries a lot of the same jokes and gags but is different enough to come off as something totaly new and funny. Its a great follow up to a great movie and a worthy sequel. Sometimes sequels can lose something that the original had. This goes about things in the same exact way keeping a lot of the same themes we loved from the first intact and that's probably what people would want anyway as well it worked.
You definitely won't be sorry adding this box set to your collection. Both movies are funny, witty and enjoyable for people of all ages and will be a great blast from the not too distant past that you and any family member or friend can watch on the fly.
After awhile you too will start to chant: "Wayne's World.. party time.. excellent!! WOO WOO WOO!!! ""
Who Listens to Leonard Maltin Anyway?
mae | aus | 09/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Denouncing Wayne's World like that. It's shameful. This is an hilarious film which is very rewatchable; Myers and Carvey are great playing out the two teenage 'rockin' dudes', and you just gotta love the metal soundtrack.It's not extremely deep and meaningful, but it is extremely funny, and the sequel holds up reasonably well against the first 'Wayne's World.'It's excellent."