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Wayne's World 2 (1993)

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60

Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 42
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 17

The characters are still endearing, but the jokes in Wayne's World 2 are more hit-and-miss the second time around.

88

Average Rating: 7.1/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1

The characters are still endearing, but the jokes in Wayne's World 2 are more hit-and-miss the second time around.

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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Everyone's favorite headbangers from Aurora, Illinois, are back in this sequel to the 1992 hit comedy Wayne's World. The success of their TV show allows Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) to finally move out of their parents' homes, but now they have to figure out what to do with their lives. Wayne's girlfriend, up-and-coming rock star Cassandra (Tia Carrere), is enjoying a career boost thanks to her new manager Bobby Cohn (Christopher Walken), but Garth thinks that Bobby

PG-13,

Comedy

Mike Myers

Jul 10, 2001

Paramount Pictures

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All Critics (42) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (17) | DVD (20)

Hilarious.

May 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Much funnier than the first film.

February 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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This film is sometimes too familiar, especially in early scenes that deliberately repeat the first film's gags. But the formula isn't tired yet.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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The secret to the comedy of the Wayne's World movies is their goodwill... and in Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar the series has created two characters it is impossible to dislike.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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The sequel to last year's breakaway hit offers more of the same, but it's somehow fresher, funnier and more endearing than the airheaded original.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Carvey is such a lovable doofus and Myers such a well-intentioned naif that it's hard to get down on them, especially considering that the heirs to their niche in pop iconography are Beavis and Butt-head.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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became more about an excuse to party. Sure, that fits Wayne Campbell's style, but I was hoping for some more story, even if it was a bit silly

November 23, 2009 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Wayne's World 2 revels in silliness even more than the first movie, but it turns out that's a good thing as compensation for the otherwise repetitive feel. [Blu-ray]

May 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

No one was more surprised than I was that not only did this "Saturday Night Live" sketch work as a film, it worked twice, and uproariously both times.

June 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

This isn't nearly as funny as its predecessor, but still boasts more decent gags per reel than your average comedy follow-up.

May 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Little more than a string of comic bits.

May 18, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Not the sensation WWI was, but still fun for Carvey, Myers fans.

February 24, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Dismal sequel to a thoroughly inessential movie.

July 19, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Nothing wrong with this sequel. Great jokes (YMCA sequence!) and tons of fun.

July 14, 2003
About.com

I actually liked this better than the original. Hysterically funny film.

April 1, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

It lives on borrowed time, but makes the most of it.

January 23, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

Really funny with a must-see Charlton Heston cameo.

January 17, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Once again, here's a great comedy for us to enjoy.

September 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal
Montreal Film Journal

As forgettable as Austin Powers in Goldmember

August 30, 2002
Lawrence Journal-World

It was, like, nine lame skits all in one.

August 1, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

[The] same concepts that looked refreshing and entertaining two years earlier, seem boring and repetitive now.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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There's plenty of fresh fun to be found.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Wayne's World 2 is mostly just mining the same pop culture terrain as its far more worthy predecessor.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Wayne's World 2

One of the best comedy sequels ever made, it follows the first movie exactly, doesn't change any actors, and it is just as funny without reusing all the same jokes. And it's based on the popular SNL sketch. I highly recommend this movie, it's the funniest sequel of the 90s.
May 22, 2011
ajv2688

Super Reviewer

It doesn't equal or surpass the first, but this is still a good sequel, and a decent film in general. Surjik isn't quite as good a director as Spheeris, and some scenes go on a bit too long, but overall, this is an okay movie.
August 22, 2010
cosmo313
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

Wayne's World 2 is the perfect example of a better sequel. The film is even more enjoyable, and features some awesome cameos. In this one, Wayne decides to put on a concert after he has a dream about Jim Morrison. Funny, comical, and silly, Wayne's World 2 is a terrific sequel. Mike Myers displays a great prose for comedy, and he delivers something great on screen, same goes to Dana Carvey. Both actors delivers laugh out loud performances, and Wayne's World is actually, for a comedy sequel; even better than the first. Well, I've watched this film over 20 times, more times than the first, and I always come back to this sequel because I find that all involved had more confidence and were able to pull something even better the second time around.
August 14, 2010
TheDudeLebowski65
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

    1. Del Preston: Now. It take two people to run a stage. One out front, and one backstage. Now Garth will be out her in the front with his team, and Wayne will be backstage with his team. To the left and right will be the machine gun nests. Now these babies tend to heat up, so shoot in three second bursts. In the event of capture, I will personally be issuing cyanide pills to be placed under the tongue, as so. [places a cyanide capsule under his tongue] Any questions?
    2. Garth Algar: Uh, yeah, I have a question. When did you turn into a nut bar?
    – Submitted by T R (2 years ago)
    1. Wayne Campbell: Come on Garth. Well, I guess Jim was wrong.
    2. Del Preston: Hang about! Do you mean Jim.... Morrison?
    3. Wayne Campbell: Yes!
    4. Del Preston: Was there a weird naked indian with him?
    5. Wayne Campbell: Yes!!!
    6. Del Preston: Didn't you think it was a little bit unnecessary to see the crack in the indian's bottom?
    7. Wayne Campbell: YES!!!! Yes, I totally did!!
    8. Del Preston: I had the same dream.
    – Submitted by T R (2 years ago)
    1. Bjergen Kjergen: Handsome Dan vill see you in a moment.
    2. Wayne Campbell: Wow! I love your accent! Where are you from?
    3. Bjergen Kjergen: [pronouncing the J's as Y's] I am Bjerken Kjergen from the Fjergen Fjords. I am from Sveden.
    4. Wayne Campbell: [pronouncing the J's as J's] Well, Bjergen Kjergen from the Fjergen Fjords; Hm, that's in the Kalergen province isn't it?
    5. Bjergen Kjergen: Ja!
    6. Wayne Campbell: Now correct me if I'm wrong, but your monthly rainfall is about two inches a month, and your annual rainfall is about 22 inches. I did a project on Sweden in the eighth grade. Then, in gym class that day I was on the mini tramp and I got diarrhea.
    7. Bjergen Kjergen: [she gives him a blank look]
    8. Wayne Campbell: I really wish I hadn't told you that!
    9. Bjergen Kjergen: I am sorry to hear of your illness, but since you sacrificed your health for knowledge of my home country, I find you very attractive and hope to make love to you in the near future.
    10. Wayne Campbell: Shmergen!
    – Submitted by T R (2 years ago)
    1. Honey Hornee: Garth, I'm going to be frank.
    2. Garth Algar: Ok. Can I still be Garth?
    – Submitted by T R (2 years ago)
    1. Cassandra: You DID spy on me!!
    2. Wayne Campbell: Yes! I did!
    3. Cassandra: [punches him]
    4. Wayne Campbell: I think she took that well.
    – Submitted by T R (2 years ago)
    1. Garth Algar: I am no longer a stranger to the ways of the woman.
    2. Wayne Campbell: Excellent, my friend! On that note, Game On!
    3. Garth Algar: Game On!
    – Submitted by T R (2 years ago)
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