Wayne’s world is a 1992 comedy film distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell, Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, Tia Carrere as Cassandra Wong, and Rob Lowe as Benjamin Kane. The writers are Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, and Terry Turner. The director is Penelope Spheeris.
Best friends Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar host a late night public access show called Wayne’s World. Television executive Benjamin Kane finds out about the show and sees an opportunity to exploit its popularity. He then offers Wayne and Garth $ 10,000 to buy the rights to the show. Garth feels like Wayne is selling himself, but doesn’t say anything. During the show’s premiere, Wayne discovers that Benjamin had changed the show’s format, cutting out the raw humor and securing a weekly interview with sponsor Noah Vanderhoff.
You can see this movie in various ways. In my opinion, this could be seen as an example of “corporate America” trying to reinvent the “youth of America” by buying it and making it “fit.” When Benjamin decided to change the show, he ditched the raw humor the show was so well known for and turned it into a more late night talk show. In effect, it was forcing Wayne and Garth to stop being who they were and to be what American corporations wanted them to be.
Another interesting aspect of the movie was the different types of characters in it. You have Wayne and Garth, two cool young heavy metal lovers who love to party. Then there’s Benjamin, the greedy executive, who is solely dedicated to making money in any way possible. Finally, there’s Russell Finley, Benjamin’s producer. He’s trapped somewhere between Wayne, Garth, and Benjamin. He’s about making money, but he also loves to party with Wayne and Garth. These two sides are in conflict for most of the movie.
Wrap, Wayne’s world is a caring comedy that many have enjoyed over the years and many more will enjoy.