Parents' Guide to

Wayne's World 2

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Catchphrases and sexual innuendo abound in goofy sequel.

Movie PG-13 1993 94 minutes
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Though not as fun as the original, this movie does have quite a few genuinely funny moments, in spite of the (by then) overused catchphrases, formulaic story line, and gratuitous use of Aerosmith. The near note-for-note parody of the ending of The Graduate, for instance, is inspired, and the cameos from comedy greats such as Chris Farley, Bob Odenkirk, and Robert Smigel also are hilarious. It's a goofy, self-aware movie that has somehow aged better than many other comedies from the early 1990s.

Still, what prevents this movie from being even better is that by the time it was made, Wayne and Garth had run their course. Between SNL and the original Wayne's World movie, too many of the jokes, one-liners, and catchphrases had been driven into the ground. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey seem to know this and try to find ways to get beyond a "sophomore slump," but Wayne and Garth weren't exactly three-dimensional, fully drawn characters to begin with and had already overperformed -- comedically and at the box office -- from their simple "cable access" roots. There really wasn't a compelling reason to make a sequel out of these characters.

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