I know, I know. It’s been quite awhile. Real life has been stealing me away from my nostalgic obsessions lately, and there’s little I can do to make up for it. I’m still invested in this site and everything it stands for, but the updates may be a little more spread out nowadays as work has been keeping me quite busy. The last thing I want to do when I come home is sit on the computer, so I’ll try to utilize the good old notebook more often and try to transfer the articles later. Thanks for your understanding. On to the show:
While there are plenty of serious 90s movies, the best ones are usually the most carefree and fun. While staunch critics may admonish such sophomoric humor, I’ve always felt that the more childish films were always the better ones. They didn’t have to rely on deep meaning, artsy cinematography, or even a properly-formatted script–they just worked.
Wayne’s World is a film about two young, stoner-ish wastoids who host a ratty cable TV show. Suddenly, their low budget antics grab the attention of an ambitious producer who wants to turn them into an overnight success, but the question is how will they cope with the highs and lows of fame, money, and limitless success?
Basically, the film had all the makings of a cult classic like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (one of my favorite films of all time, by the way), but it was headed by two stars from Saturday Night Live who propelled it to unprecedented international ticket sales and large profits.
Despite its lowbrow hijinx, the movie remains wholly inoffensive and maintains a certain air of subtle heart, especially when it comes to Garth, and it’s kept my interest even after all these years.
With a post-scandal Rob Lowe and a whole host of celebrity cameos, Wayne’s World doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that’s what I love about it. As an added bonus, my childhood love Tia Carrere is as sexy and asian as ever, playing the rock-singing female lead and Wayne’s main love interest.
The chemistry between Mike Myers’ Wayne and Dana Carvey’s Garth is charming and their high levels of goofiness help this film succeed in the comedy realm. Combining rock music, laughs, and beautiful women, Wayne’s World is worthy of the time it takes to rent, buy, or illegally download the movie in its entirety. Get into the schwing of things.