The Lawnmower Man


(out of 5)

For about five minutes after this film was released, its visual effects were considered groundbreaking and impressive, but then Jurassic Park came along.  Still, the story is fun in a self-important kind of way and some of the performances are still solid.   plays a computer research scientist who finds a way to use virtual reality programs to enhance the minds of chimpanzees. When he runs into snags with funding, he decides to secretly test his experiments on a human being, taking a mentally challenged gardener () and eventually turning him into a psychopathic genius. Naturally, Brosnan gets a little worried when his subject starts running people over with mind-controlled appliances and making plans to take over the world. Watching it happen, however, is lots of fun for the audience even if it doesn’t compare to classics of the science-fiction genre like Robocop or Terminator 2.

Allied Vision, Fuji Eight Company Ltd., Lane Pringle Productions

United Kingdom/USA/Japan, 1992

Directed by

Screenplay by Brett Leonard,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by 

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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