I wouldn't commit just yet. You've got some real gigs coming
Sid the Elf | North Pole | 08/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wayne's World 2 was released in the magical year of 1993. Yes, the very same year that gave us the emergence of the Dogg, Sonic 2 and the legendary Death Ring. This film obviously is the sequel to the wildly successful original. The first film was a huge commercial success, and it gave us the famous Bohemian Raphsody scene, but not much else. Wayne's World 2 is a much better, and infinitely funnier film. We will not argue about this. The difference might be as simple as Garth not being a complete tool in the sequel. Also, the first film was made on the strength of the wonderful SNL skits. But, the sequel was more like the skits than the original, based mostly on Wayne and Garth doing Wayne and Garth things. Those things, in the sequel, are among the funniest in Sid's comedy collection.
The plot of Wayne's World 2 is a very simple one. Wayne is visited in a dream by Jim Morrison and is told to put on a concert in Aurora. Casandra is still Wayne's girl, looking a good 50 times hotter than she did in the original, where she still kind of had a Chinee takeout counter girl look to her. Because of Casandra's significant upgrade in smokin hottness, Wayne's got some compitition. Wayne has to compete with the one and only Christopher Walken. Walken plays the part of a cocky calculating record exec from Casandra's label to perfection. So Wayne not only has to battle Walken for his woman, he also has to put on a killer rock show in Aroura. Sprinkle in at least a laugh per scene, and that's your flick. A comedy classic.
We, Sid the Elf, would be doing ourselves and the film a great disservice if we did not cover the highlights of Wayne's World 2. We loved this movie growing up, and we still love it today, maybe even more. First, there's the classic Stan Mikita's drive-thru scene where Wayne messes with the poor sap working at Mikita's by dropping sylables from words in his order, but the guy gets it anyway. Just classic. If you haven't tried this at least once, you're missing out just trust us. Every scene with Walken is perfect. In fact, it could be argued that he makes the movie, including the line we used for the title, and allowing us to perfect a dead-on Walken impression. Then, there's Del Preston, the guy who helps the fellas put on the show. The best scene in the movie possibly belongs to him when Wayne and Garth find him sleeping hanging upside down in his apartment. His "That's my old lady," line has been a staple of Sid's for years now. There was also a small apperance by Chris Farley probably just acting naturally. Also, Jeff Wong was brilliant. He apparently has given up being an evil General in the Vietnimese army from Missing in Actionto just be Casandra's concerned father here. He contributes the hilarious fight scene between himself and Wayne.
To be honest, Wayne's World 2 has too many great moments to go through them all. It is a much funnier movie than the original, and it is in the Sid the Elf pantheon of comedies. We even made it a part of our legendary Bahamas trip, watching it the night before we left. This caused us to spout roughly 35,000 "What?" from the drive-thru scene and send a fat life into an irreversible downward spiral. This film is deeply woven into the iegend of Sid the Elf, so you know it's wonderful. If you see this movie based on us and don't crack up at least 10 times, we'll give you a full refund of this review. Seriously, if you haven't seen Wayne's World 2, join me now. We guarantee you will say "thanks a pantload, Sid."
Great follow up to a great movie...
Ramsis Lion | Long Island, NY USA | 01/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wayne's World 2, starring Mike Myers as Wayne and Dana Carvey as Garth is the short awaited sequal to the smash hit of 1992.
Wayne and Garth have moved out of the parents basement and now have their own place across town, still doing their low budget local access TV show and still worshipping every rock musician out there. Wayne and his girlfriend Cassandra, from the first movie are still an item only now she has a manager trying to help her get her career started.
This time Wayne has been sent a message from the spirt of Jim Morrison, of the Doors who tells Wayne he must put on a concert in Aurora and find the meaning of his life. Wayne takes the message very seriously and even flies to London, England to find Del Preston who used to be friends with Jim way back when. Now our duo must deal with putting on their TV show, raising enough money for a permit to hold the show Wayne titles "Waynstock" and deal with Cassandra being taken away from him by her manager. Not to mention Wayne has to prove himself worthy with Cassandra's father and Garth has a close encounter with a beautiful woman, Honey Hornee' (Kim Bassinger) who takes an instant liking to him but may be up to more then just a one night stand.
Overall the movie is on par with the first one. All the funny one liners and sight gags and situations fly by us with the same familiarity that the first gave us. We jump right back into the universe we left a year ago and it's like we never left it. A classic mock Kung Fu fight between Wayne and Cassandra's father with dubbed English while they talk is a priceless moment. As well as Wayne, Garth and two friends dressed up in outfits that the Village People music group wore spying on Cassandra and her manager only to be spotted by them and having to perform as said group in a Male only bar.
The only thing holding this movie back is that it seems too familiar, like we did this all before. There is enough original in this to make you forget the first but too much was taken from the first to make it more like a differnet version of the same. It still holds it own though quite well. Many more stars this time around play bit parts like for instance Drew Barrymore, Jay Leno, Heather Locklear, Metalica and Rip Taylor having parts that are just randomly thrusted upon us. Some play themselves while others playing differnet parts. Of course we can't forget the late and great Chris Farley who I must admit seemed a bit out of place in the part they gave him, but always cool to see him any time.
While some of the jokes were recycled from the first movie, Ie) the alternate ending and the new guy stealing Wayne's girlfriend from him while Wayne gets jealous all the while.. there are some great new gags. I loved the moment towards the end when Wayne stops at a gas station for directions and some bad old actor is giving Wayne some sad story about the street he is looking for only for Wayne to say he wants a better actor for this part and they suddenly change the actor before our eyes to someone better. Some new jokes didn't work like Wayne and Garth being lifted on their backs at the concert they are at and after they are placed down a lot of weird items are being sent in the same mannor to the security guards. That was probably one of those better on paper then it actually turned out to be moments that should have been left on the drawing board. It is also a bit dated, jokes that were funny in 1993 may seem a little silly now. For instance the Jurrasic Park moment but that's to be expected in these type of comedies. Usually popular pop culture of the time will be spoofed and if anything it brings back fun memories of yesteryear.
Overall if you enjoyed the first film, there is no reason not to get this one. It has all the same actors we loved, even a cameo from Ed O'Neil reprising his Glen role from the first. It may not have the same originality and charm the first did, but it is a welcome addition to any fan of a good comedy, follow up to a good film or something that the whole family can get a good laugh to.
The DVD has commentary from the director and about 20 minutes in little tidbits from the cast about moments in the film. More then worth it, especialy at the more then affordable price.
Check out the adventures of Wayne and Garth one last time as they put on the greatest concert in Aurora, IL history. You won't be sorry you did."
Zack H. | 10/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The movie picks up about a few months where the last film left off with Cassandra is now a rock singing sensation and Wayne...well...he's still dating her. However, Wayne must deal with another greedy executive trying to steal his girl. Meanwhile, Garth soon finds himself caught in a romantic problem himself as a temptress (Kim Basinger) seduces him, but he soon learns that she's a lot more trouble than he anticipated her to be. With so many comedic performances like when they make fun of the Graduate. Or the infamous Kim Basinger line, "Garth, I'm going to be frank," while Garth replies, "Okay, but can I still be Garth?" It's no wonder why this film was so successful. I do admit the film falls into some cliches, but it never stops being funny. Overall, a great film for the entire family."
"I had to beat them to death with their own shoes"
Matt | NJ | 04/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is more great comedy from the minds of the cast members of Saturday Night Live. Dana Carvey and Mike Myers are among my favorites, so Wayne's World has always been a favorite of mine.
In their ode to die-hard 80s hair band fans, Wayne and his faithful sidekick, Garth, set out on another adventure. This time around, Wayne begins to question his mortal purpose. He is soon visited in a dream by a naked indian man who leads him through the desert sands to Jim Morrison. Morrison tells him that the purpose of his life is to put on a concert.
Of course, there are obstacles... Namely, Bobby (played by Christopher Walken), the smooth-talking and suave record producer in charge of managing Cassandra's (Wayne's girlfriend) budding music career.
Garth has issues of his own, though. He has just "gotten his first pubes", so he is eager to become familiarized with the ways of the woman. A snake of a woman, played by Kim Basinger attempts to take advantage of his innocence and loyal nature. The scenes Dana Carvey shares with Basinger are hilarious.
This is just a funny and ridiculous movie. With a good cast of actors, the story leads from one funny scene to the next. Carvey and Myers are great together...
Highly recommended for fans of SNL comedy."