- Actors: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Brian Doyle-Murray
- Directors: Penelope Spheeris, Stephen Surjik
- Writers: Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner
- Producers: Barnaby Thompson, Dinah Minot, Hawk Koch
- Format: Box set
- Language: English
- Classification: PG
- Studio: Paramount
- VHS Release Date: 1 Oct. 1999
- Run Time: 180 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004CR9T
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,197 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Wayne's World/Wayne's World 2 [VHS] 
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A double bill of the popular 'Wayne's World' films, based on the characters created for 'Saturday Night Live'. In 'Wayne's World', moronic metalheads, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) broadcast a cable-access show from Wayne's basement. Their wisecracks about youth, music and girls are picked up on by a TV executive (Rob Lowe), who pays them to produce a 'new, improved' programme for national TV. But the pair discover that fame has its price when they lose control of the show and the TV executive starts pursuing Wayne's girlfriend. The sequel 'Wayne's World 2' sees the terrible twosome return for another burst of MTV-inspired comedy mayhem. It is now two years on, and the boys' cable show, now relocated to a nearby warehouse, is still doing well. However, when Wayne (Myers) is visited by the ghost of Jim Morrison, he receives a new mission in life: he must now organise a massive rock festival - Waynestock. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Cassandra (Tia Carrere) seems to be interested in another slimy record producer (Christopher Walken), and his best friend Garth (Carvey) is making romantic overtures towards sexy Honey Hornee (Kim Basinger).
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Garth Algar and Wayne Campbell are two small-town, Anywheresville USA overgrown kids who have an amateur cable-access TV show on which they clown around, make fun of their guests - and each other - and are just out for a laugh. In both films they are pitted against two scheming executives from the twin media of TV and the corporate music industry, who successively have their eyes on the beautiful Cassandra, an Asian babe singer in a heavy-metal band that they bump into at their local nightclub. It's good clean fun in both films - the sex is simulated if it's there at all, and no knickers come off - but it works simply because, in both films, there are just so many in-jokes, cameos, homages to cinematic legends (such as "The Graduate", or the behaviour of actors at award ceremonies, or schlock endings from any one of a number of genres) and asides to make every minute worth watching closely for any little references you can spot. Revealing any specifics would spoil the fun, but this is how great comedy movies are made - you start with a rather facile and rudimentary plot, and spend the time building on these skeletal remains a body which is all padding - and none. There is not a single wasted minute in either film, and while by the second film they may have been running out of jokes specifically about heavy metal, they could afford to push the envelope a bit more with direct homages to "bad kung-fu movies" and - as mentioned before - "The Graduate".
The main characters are also fully fleshed out - Garth is the nerd before nerds were invented and insecure without Wayne to back him up, which leads to one of the most painful scenes in the film for those with an excess of empathy; Cassandra is the grunge-queen continually tempted by fame, fortune, and handsome smoothies with "babe-magnet" pads, and Wayne is the reluctant hero of the whole thing, always wanting to impress Cassandra and show up her suitors - and succeeding in his failure to do so. But this is really irrelevant as you will be so busy having a good time that the message of the film seems obvious. The directors explain - this is a movie for the kids, whether they are 15 or 55.
As the director of the first film explains, she was approached to make "This Is Spinal Tap" and turned it down because she was so involved in the rock world that she could not stomach making fun of it so mercilessly. The Wayne's World films laugh with the world, not at it - and so succeed not only as cultural satire but as a genuinely funny film. It's like all comedy, satirical or not, should be - not the cruel arrow of mockery but the warm bath of good humoured joking. And the endings are just hilarious. All six of them ;-).
The DVDs both come with director's commentaries and a separate "Extreme Closeup" set of cast and crew interviews, which are fascinating. The length of time between filming and the release of the DVDs actually allows the directors to comment on the changes in technical methods of filmmaking - and the film was done before CGI came on the scene in any great sense, so those people in those crowds - they're real. Which just of course adds to the genuine feeling of the movies and stops them being cold fish.
The film is actually very funny. Mike Myers is very good as Wayne Campbell, introducing all the people around him who are very hilarious in there own way and Dana Carvey is very good as Garth, best friend to Wayne.
Wayne's World two is about Wayne having a dream where the late Jim Morrison of the Doors tells him to put on a concert in his hometown. It follows him and his friend Garth's troubles putting on the concert. It also has some excellent characters in it, especially Del Preston, the world's best Roadie. The story he tells of Ozzy Osbourne wanting 2000 brown M&Ms is brilliant for it being bizarre.
This movie isn't as good as the first but is still an excellent flick and has many laughs along the way.
This double pack seems excellent and a very good addition to a comedy lover's collection. Not for a total movie buff as its not the Godfather or Citizen Cane, but a very good comedy none the less.
There's not a lot of jokes in it and it hasn't really stood up to repeat viewings. It's dated to some extent, but not in a way that matters. My biggest problem with it is that the dramatic content, which is more important in comedies than most people think, is very weak. The stakes are low and problems occur, and are then solved by the next scene - Wayne and Garth fall out and two minutes later, about eight hours later in the film timeline, they make up straightaway without any recriminations. Also Cassandra wasn't having an affair with Rob Lowe so a lot of the plot was just something in Wayne's head. The movie was alright overall, maybe a little below average.
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
The jokes are a bit bigger and more silly and out there. Which was good and led to a few pretty big laughs. Many other jokes fail, such as the Jurassic Park sequence which was just a quote as there was no actual joke to go with it. There is also a slight hint of smugness to the film which the first one didn't have. The plot was a bit more front and centre which I liked. The dramatic stakes were also a bit higher than it was in the first film, although again it had a tendency to throw away subplots, such as the complete non-climax to the Kim Bassinger husband killing plotline. I enjoyed it more than the first film.