In 1992, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels attemted to adapt a widely popular sketch from his show into a feature length film. Tapping long-time collaborator Penelope Spheeris to direct Wayne’s World, a story about small-time public access celebrities who are given the opportunity to strike big. The merging of absurdist humor and pop culture parody became an immediate success with filmgoers and critics alike and would launch the film careers of stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as well as springboard Rob Lowe back into the limelight. But does this film deserve the glory or does it hurl? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Chris turn on the tube to find out.
“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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