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NEW Myers/carvey/carrere - Wayne's World (Blu-ray)
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TV's Saturday Night Live has been like the evil twin of the legendary alchemist's stone, which supposedly could turn lead into gold. SNL usually does the opposite, taking rich comic premises from short skits and extrapolating them into overblown and unfunny full-length films. ("The Coneheads"? Puh-leeze!) But this film proved to be the exception, thanks to Mike Myers's wonderfully rude lowbrow humor and his full-bodied understanding of who his character is. Wayne Campbell (Myers) and his nerdy pal Garth (Dana Carvey) are teens who live at home and have their own low-rent cable-access show in Aurora, Illinios, in which they celebrate their favorite female movie stars and heavy-metal bands. When a Chicago TV station smells a potential youth-audience ratings hit, the station's weasely executive (Rob Lowe) tries to coopt the show--and steal Wayne's new rock & roll girlfriend (Tia Carrere) at the same time. It's filled with all kinds of knowing spoofs of movie conventions, from Wayne talking to the camera (and forbidding other characters to do so) to hilariously self-conscious product placements and labeling a moment a "Gratuitous Sex Scene." Dumb--and very funny. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers in his breakthrough film role) and Garth (Dana Carvey) host their own cabel access show in Aurora, Illinois. One night, a sleazy tv exec Benjamin (Rob Lowe) catches their show and gets video arcade honcho Noah Vanderhoff (Brian Doyle Murray) to sponsor it. Wayne and Garth agree to sign the contracts and broadcast the show nationally. They indeed reap the pleasures of fame - baxkstage passes to meet Alice Cooper, $5, 000, 000 plus Wayne winning the affections of robobabe Cassandra (Tia Carrerre). But soon, things go awry. Wayne loses Garth and Cassandra, and his show's cancelled. What could possibly make it worse? Find out in this hilarious comedy romp.
This has proved to be the only good movie based on an "SNL" sketch. It's sad to se that so much of Dana Carvey's talent is in this film, because it's a shame that all of his subsequent efforts tanked ("Master Of Disguise", anyone?). The extras included trailer and a nice documnetary.
Okay - let's review. Wayne lives in his parents' basement, but it's okay because he and his buddy Garth have their very own public access show on their local cable station in Aurora, Illinois. Wayne thinks his dream of doing Wayne's World for a living (and thus escaping from the world of name tags and hair nets) has come true when he gets an offer to do the show on a Chicago TV station, but there's a certain matter with the fine print. Will Wayne sell out? Yeah. And monkeys might fly out of my butt.
Myers and Carvey take their SNL trademark routines as far as they can, going a little too far once or twice (as with the Scooby Doo and Mega-happy endings - although they did make possible the much-appreciated Tia Carrere bikini scene), and it's not hard to see why: Wayne's World was the most popular SNL skit for a good two to three years running. The film has a surprising number of familiar faces: besides the aforementioned Tia Carrere, you get Rob Lowe (fresh off a certain little infamous home movie), Brian Doyle-Murray, Ed O'Neill, Lara Flynn Boyle, Donna Dixon, and - making cameo appearances - Chris Farley, Meatloaf, and Alice Cooper. Of course, Mike Myers and Dana Carvey take center stage at all times.Read more ›
This movie is better than the Austin Powers' series for one reason alone, witty pop culture references. Whether Terminator 2 or Scooby Doo they show genuine knowledge and understanding in the flaws of other movies. Whether it be the 'Oscar clip' sequence or the 'gratuitous sex scene' sequence. In short see this movie.
I am probably in the minority opinion, but I think Wayne Campbell is, by far, Mike Meyer's funniest and most entertaining character, much more so than Austin Powers. Add Dana Carvey's schwingatude as Garth, and you have a mix of slapstick, 1-liners, farce, satire, and out and out hilarity that has few peers.
The reason why Wayne's world works, is twofold. First, Wayne and Garth's characters are better developed than most, and have more than a single facet. The other side of the coin is that other great characters, actually characatures, surround our heroes. Rob Lowe's intentionally-overdone producer role is a good fit for the overall attitude of the film, ditto for Ed "Al Bundy" O'Neill as the I'd-rather-be-somewhere-else manager of Wayne's favorite hangout. The list goes on...even the celebrity guests, like Alice Cooper, get in on the act. Unlike some of the SNL-based films, which seem to cut-and-paste characters and try to make them fit into a story, character, supporting cast and story (at least what there is of one), intertwine seamlessly and form a comprehensive and, more importantly, cohesive, package.
The gags are really clever and well-executed, and as stated, a healthy mix of 1-liners, farce, and satire. While occasionally lowbrow, they aren't as nearly repetitive and randy as those in Austin Powers. This results in a film with a LOT of qoutable dialogue.
It is unfortunate that this movie hasn't been released on DVD. Maybe Paramount will come to their senses and do so.
As far as Leonard Maltin and other critics who didn't get this movie? "Assphinctersezwhut?"
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Owned Wayne's a World for years on VHS, this is exactly what I owned but now widescreen and hi def quality! Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2014 by Tigeroovy
Excellent movie, awesome bluray quality ! Perfectly fill a collection and very fast shipping made this purchase easy and convenient as always !Published on Feb. 7 2014 by Pom
This was my favourite movie for many years, the first one I ever bought (on VHS no less) and the one I can quote from so much that no one wants to watch it with me any more! Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2014 by Gavin Schwier
This is one of the most classic comedy movie ever made with Mike Myers.
No other words is needed to convince you to buy this disc.
Wayne's World takes you through the world of Rock'n Roll, through the lives of two friends, Wayne and Garth, who own their own television sitcom. Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by Alex