The Lawnmower Man

1992

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

30
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 37%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 31%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 30601

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Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Lawrence Angelo
Dean Norris as The Director
Doug Hutchison as Security Tech
Jeff Fahey as Jobe Smith
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Benedito Dias Rodrigues 6 / 10

How use a computer and spoiled a good story!!

Indecent...yes it's a name to special effects from bad graphic computer of this movie,could be a good sci-fi,but a lack of fertile imagination blow up the story which is very auspicious in many original scenes,if had a minimum brain behind of movie production,unfortunately they did not....Jeff Fahey and Pierce Brosnan is quite convincing in their roles,but the picture works as pastime and to burn a bad Priest,it's was a magnificent idea...beware l said bad Priest only!!

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First watch: 1995 / How many: 2 / Source: TV-DVD / Rating: 6

Reviewed by thelectrichair101 9 / 10

Intriguing ideas, even for today

Many here have commented about being deterred by the film's dated CGI and "mundane story-line." To the contrary, I was quite intrigued by the film's premise and was excited by the film's early and revolutionary use of computer graphics within the still-novel concept of virtual reality.

The film's plot is essentially that of Frankenstein's with the concept of virtual reality sewn in. Seeing this film for the first time just recently, I was shocked at some of the ideas introduced in this film (not even considering virtual reality): the evolutionary relationship amongst humans and computers, the ethical dilemmas and consequences involved with the immediate acceptance of technology into the mainstream, the digitization of consciousness as a possible segue into immortality/domination... I don't think it's too far fetched to mention that some of the ideas presented here resonate with those of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists and computer theorists. Forget 1992, even today this is some really groundbreaking stuff.

The effects depicting the VR technology in this movie, while of course dated, are also fascinating to watch. Perhaps I'm biased since I'm very interested in the evolution of special and digital effects throughout film history, but watching the often surreal CGI abstractions left me amazed considering this stuff came out twenty-five years ago. There is something truly artistic about the free-form CGI in this piece, not at all bounded by the photorealism that all CGI produced today seems to strive for, that makes it extremely exciting and perhaps even enlightening to watch.

Does the movie present these ideas perfectly? Well, no. Towards the end of the film I thought the movie spun out of control to put it simply, and there was a romance that was little rushed,, but to me those are very minor complaints compared to what else the film DOES give us, in terms of groundbreaking ideas, pioneering and truly mind-warping visual effects, a novel yet traditional story-line, some heartfelt performances, and entertaining scenes. Perhaps this film was misunderstood in the pre-Internet days of 1992, but watching it again today it's clear that this film really sought to grapple with some pretty novel and complex ideas that most studio productions wouldn't dare touch today. And for that, I really admire this film.

Reviewed by Paul Magne Haakonsen 4 / 10

It was great back in the day...

I remember watching "The Lawnmower Man" back in 1992 when it was initially released, and I do remember it as being a good movie, and I do remember that I was rather impressed with the effects in the movie.

Then I returned to watch "The Lawnmower Man" in 2017, and boy was I sorely disappointed. Not only is the story in the movie rather mundane and so far fetched, especially with the way that VR has turned out today and that the story and its predictability of the future of VR was so exaggerated and off course. But also because the special effects were hopelessly outdated and painful to watch.

The cast in the movie was actually quite alright, although I only remember that Jeff Fahey and Geoffrey Lewis were in the movie. I had totally forgotten that it was Pierce Brosnan that had the lead role. It was a nice treat to see Dean Norris in the movie as well.

The storyline in "The Lawnmower Man" wasn't particularly thrilling or captivating. Sure, it was entertaining back in the day, because it was innovative and new. But if you watch it today, then you don't get half as much enjoyment out of it as you would have back in 1992.

For a movie back in 1992, then the special effects and CGI weren't even all that impressive, not when you take into consideration other movies from the same period of time.

All in all, then "The Lawnmower Man" is a thing of the past, and it should remain there wrapped in the fond memories that one might have had back then.

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