Fans Split On Mike Myers' 'Wayne's World' Reference In 'Bohemian Rhapsody'


The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody opened Wednesday in the UK (it opens in Canada on Nov. 2) and movie-goers are divided about the inclusion of Canadian actor Mike Myers.

The Toronto-born comedian is barely recognizable as record label executive Ray Foster, who tells the aspiring rockers: “Mark these words: No one will play Queen.”

But it’s another line that has got people tweeting: Foster says teenagers are not going to be head-banging in the car to "Bohemian Rhapsody."

This, of course, is a cheeky reference to Wayne’s World, the 1992 movie starring Myers and Dana Carvey, in which the characters head-bang to “Bohemian Rhapsody” in their car.

Film critic Stephen Silver tweeted: “The part of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY with Mike Myers is the worst scene in any movie this year. Like, Myers' beard is about the 10th-worst thing about it.”

Reviewer Peter Gray tweeted: “Mike Myers’ cameo is a little too on the nose.”

Fans aren’t so down on Myers. “The Wayne's World reference by Mike Myers was inspired and appreciated by myself,” tweeted Matthew Bonson. 

Here a sample of the reactions: