Rated: PG-13 Reviewed by: Frank and Chris Release date: February 14, 1992 Released by: Paramount Pictures Corporation
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey star on the big screen as their Saturday Night Live characters Wayne Campbell and his sidekick Garth. The script is no larger than the regular show and there is nothing special about the film. It will however, make you laugh, particularly if the audience is on to the characters.
Wayne's World is the cable access show from Wayne's parents' home basement which features heavy metal rock n' roll, salutes to beautiful babes, and technological wonders, such as the 'Suck Cut' haircutting device.
Greedy television executive Benjamin Oliver (Rob Lowe) discovers the commercial potential in the program and signs the duo to a contract on real TV. On the first show Wayne and Garth interview and insult the sponsor Noah Vanderhoff (Brian Doyle-Murray) as he plugs his chain of video shops. Oliver also causes problems for Wayne when he moves to give a contract to Casandra (Tia Carrere) a heavy metal singer whom Wayne has fallen for.
Wayne's psychotic former girlfriend Stacy is played by Twin Peaks star Lara Flynn Boyle. She expects them to be reunited, but Wayne has lost interest. Garth is in love with a donut shop employee (Donna Dixon) who dresses like the Queen of Jordan.
The Mirthmobile, a soundtrack filled with performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix, along with an intellectual discourse by Alice Cooper, round out the background for the eccentric humor which "Wayne's World" splashes on the screen.
Fans will love it. For everyone else it is a harmless excursion into a silly world which brings laughter to the theatre.