This movie is R-Rated. Those under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
"The Lawnmower Man" is a new movie which begins with a scientist who thinks, by using virtual reality, he can make people smarter. He takes this seemingly retarded guy named Jobe, who mows his lawn, and uses him as a subject. They are making real progress when the scientist tells his boss the whole idea. His boss, a real man guy, switches Jobe's treatments with experimental treatments. So, Jobe not only becomes smart, he becomes insanely evil.
I never listen to the critics, because often they say good movies are bad. Well, maybe I should have listened. This is a really weird movie, and some of it is hard to follow. Stephen King seems like he must have been on drugs when he wrote this. I'm not going to say it's bad and I'm not going to say it was good either, it was just a really strange movie. What I did like was the concept of virtual reality, which you have to see to understand, but it looks like a lot of fun. If you really want to see this movie, even after reading this review, don't waste seven bucks, get it on video. n
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.