This is one of my "retro" reviews. With Netflix having the selection it does, I can watch a bunch of movies I wouldn't otherwise get to see. I'm not going to buy any of these "retro" movies and add them to my collection because for the most part, they're not very good. The criteria I'm going for is simply that I'm watching films now that I loved at some point in my life. It makes me wonder what I saw in the films that I held so dearly in the last. Here goes:
The first foray into "retro" territory is Wayne's World from 1992. I remember enjoying this film a lot. It was really quotable, had some really fun scenes, and was generally really enjoyable... That's then and this is now. The film was released a quarter century ago and I feel it hasn't aged well at all. Neither Mike Myers or Dana Carvey (the titular Wayne and Garth) aren't particularly funny to me at this point in my life and a few (then) topical current events jokes just can't keep this film afloat.
What the hell is Wayne's World all about? I guess the main storyline would either be the show that Wayne and Garth host on cable access television being bought by a large cable company or Wayne finding true love in Cassandra (played by Tia Carrere). The former ties in Rob Lowe being a mega-douche corporate stooge and trying to screw over both Wayne and Garth where the latter incorporates some music as Cassandra is the singer in a band called Crucial Taunt. There's a few other mini-plots that emanate from both the major plots, like Wayne buying a guitar, the two titular stars going to see Alice Cooper, Wayne learning Cantonese to impress Cassandra, etc.
I think the movie being so heavily rooted in the pop culture of the time really does it a disservice as the references and humour are dated and do not age well in twenty-five years . I wouldn't personally recommend this to anyone unless they were specifically looking to see what was funny and topical in 1992. Mike Myers found what worked for him around this time and has stuck with it since. He annoys the hell out of me which doesn't benefit my viewing experience. Ah well, maybe this will help others dodge a retrospective bullet.