Sequels usually tend to be bad. There are some exceptions: "Mission Impossible 2", "Godfather Part II", "Spider Man 2", and the "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard" sequels". One that is not an exception is "Wayne's World 2". This sequel to the 1991 blockbuster lacks the freshness that made the first one so great.
There are several things that are wrong with this film. First, Mike Myers (Wayne) and Dana Carvey (Garth) overact. Whereas in the first film they let it flow effortlessly in terms of their performances, they seem to be trying to hard to recapture the magic of the film. Maybe it was because Carvey was in the processs of leaving "Saturday Night live" and was disinterested in playing Garth again. Plus, as one reviewer pointed out, this one actually had a plot. Unlike the first one which captured Wayne and Garth being themselves, this one has them actually acting like adults. The only similarity I found is between Rob Lowe's character in the first film and Christopher Walken in this one. The only difference is that Lowe's character had a smarmy charm to him that made you love to hate him. Here, the usually excellent Walken makes you just hate him, without ever giving the notion to say, "hey, for the villian, he's charming in a strange sort of way". Another flaw to the film is that Penelope Spheeris didn't direct it. She made the magic happen in the first film. Here, new guy Steven Surjik doesn't seem to be putting in any effort. Plus, the music here stinks with the exception of Aerosmith. The only times in this film in which I laughed are when Garth is havng his teeth fixed at a Kenny G concert, the Kevin Pollak eye sequence, and the Village People scene, whereas in the first one I laughed at just about every scene.
Extras are better than the film. There's another documentary. In fact, if it wasn't for the scenes I mentioned, this would be the sole reason to buy this movie. A horrible way to end a great series. Let's hope a third will be released soon.