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.
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.
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