Classic Cinema

“Wayne’s World” Turns 25

(© Paramount Pictures)

The comedy film Wayne’s World (Paramount, 1992) turns 25 this month. No way! (Way!) Hard to believe, but true. It was big fun to see it again on the big screen at a special 25th anniversary screening at my local Cinemark this week.

The film still brings the smiles and the laughs, just like the recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live did back in the day. I was transported back to the early 90s when I was, well, 25 years younger; yet, it was great to see it with a different perspective (being now 25 years older). Penelope Spheeris’ direction is top notch, as are the brilliant comedic performances of Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, and the entire cast. 

From the “Suck Kut” opening credits, to the “Bohemian Rhapsody” car scene, to the Alice Cooper concert, to the Scooby-Doo ending, and everything in between, I did laugh/cry/hurl (well, maybe not the last two, but I did laugh a lot). Thanks to Paramount Pictures and all involved for an excellent evening at the movies and a happy reminder of the enduring quality of great comedy. 

(© Paramount Pictures)