“WAYNE’S WORLD. WAYNE’S WORLD. PARTY TIME. EXCELLENT!”
As a kid of the 90’s much of the adult humor of Wayne’s World (1992) was lost on me, but now as an adult I understand the slight of hand of Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey that makes this film so hilarious. Although not technically or masterfully written, the numerous references to current events (1990’s) sculpts a great outlook of how comedy worked at that time. It’s a film that definitely does not take itself too seriously, and that’s where it shines. Using deliberate and exaggerated product placement while the characters talk about not selling out is a classic poke to the ridiculous advertising methods of movies at the time.
Although not widely regarded as a great film, there is a niche of people who will always call Wayne’s World a classic. To me, it brings me back to my childhood. Joking around with my dad about how awkward Garth (Dana Carvey) acts was always a big hit. There’s so much of the film that brings back that 1992 feel. Will kids enjoy this movie in 2013, probably not because so much of what makes it great is lost on them. However I will always be a fan of a movie that reminds me so much of the good times I had growing up.
So if you’re hanging out with some friends and want a good easy-to-watch comedy, pick up Wayne’s World and party on.