Wayne's World 2 BRAY Cover Art
SRP $29.99 1.78:1 Dolby TrueHD 5.1 PARAMOUNT
 

While "WAYNE'S WORLD 2" actually has some great jokes, as well as a terrific, scene-stealing("movie-stealing,"for that matter)appearance by Kim Basinger, most of it falls flat in comparison to its predecessor.  Wayne feels compelled to bring a huge rock concert to his hometown, from a dream he had. Much of the jokes try hard to fit in and around this main theme, and they typically don't work on any level. Most of the comedy feels like a bad retreading from the first film. Even Wayne's girlfriend, the beautiful "Cassandra," is being pursued by a producer again, only this time, it's Christopher Walken. And, while he's better than Rob Lowe, he can't improve upon the script! It's hard to recommend this one, so best to view it first as a rental and then decide.

PARAMOUNT has provided the correct 1.78:1 aspect ratio for this 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 blu-ray release.  While still not up to the presentation standards of most PARAMOUNT blu-ray releases, "WAYNE'S WORLD 2" is notably better looking than its predecessor. Colors are never exactly vibrant, but they're richer, and fleshtones more natural.  Detail is notably improved upon as well, with a few scenes even offering the jump-off-the-screen depth one hopes for with this format! Most, however, appear flat.

PARAMOUNT has provided a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix.  While still not up there with modern-day mixes, or even aggressive, older mixes(PAYCHECK), "WAYNE'S WORLD 2" offers some immersive effects. Surrounds kick in during the Aerosmith concert, and provide some impressive atmospheric moments. The mix is notably better than the previous dvd Dolby Digital mix in most scene-to-scene comparisons.

Extras included a commentary with the film's director, Stephen Surjik. While he sounds likeable, he's not that interesting and the long gaps between commentary, make it hard to listen to in its entirety.  A "Extreme Close-Up," much like offered in the first film, is also presented here, with interviews, etc.