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Wayne's World 2
BLU-RAY disk
06.05.2009 By: Sturdy
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Director:
Stephen Surjik

Actors:
Mike Myers
Dana Carvey
Christopher Walken

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Wayne and Garth are back, and this time they’re on a mission to put on a concert. After Wayne is visited in a dream by Jim Morrison, they team up with a roadie to put on Waynestock.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I think we all saw this coming. With the success of the first one, we knew there was going to be a sequel. But after I gave so much credit to the first film for turning a five minute sketch into a feature film that was actually enjoyable, I have to blame WAYNE’S WORLD 2 for not being able to pull it off.

Gone is the charm from the first film and instead, it’s replaced by absurdity that is hard to watch. This feels like a collection of funny (in their eyes, not mine) ideas all slapped together to make a 90 minute film. They too often go to the well and rely on Mike Myers or Dana Carvey to just “be”. As in, be their characters and hope people find it funny. That can work on SNL, but not in the movies, as so many SNL alum have discovered. Again, they made it work in the first one, but couldn’t do it in the second.

However, that’s not to say that the film is a complete waste of time. There are some funny moments scattered throughout and there are some sequences that made me laugh, despite how obvious they were (the YMCA dance got me). It’s also sad that Myers’s ego got in the way because Garth is a much funnier character, in the same vein that Carvey is a much better comedian than Myers. But to be honest, Wayne and Garth needed more screen time together, since that’s when the movie is at its best.

In 1993, this was a fine film, as I was happy to see anything with Wayne and Garth in it. But it’s not nearly as enjoyable nowadays and I may have to rethink my desire to see a Wayne’s World 3.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary with Stephen Surjik: Surjik suffers the unenviable task of doing a commentary by himself and falls into many of the pitfalls. There’s a lot of dead air and no one to laugh at his jokes. He doesn’t take himself too seriously, which is nice, but he does tend to ramble and I couldn’t shake the feeling there was a lot he didn’t want to tell us.

Extreme Close-up (14:06): This is what you put on a disc when you have nothing else. It just has everyone briefly discussing the film and what they think about it. It feels like something you’d see to advertise the film.

There are some Previews
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
I guess if you own the first one, you might as well own the second. But this is definitely not a Blu-ray you have to upgrade to. With an average transfer and the same special features, I don’t see the point.
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