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The Lawnmower Man (1992)

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Commentary 1: Director Brett Leonard and producer Gimel Everett Rating:4.0/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 2nd, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
Subpar commentary. Brett Leonard seems to laugh too much at his own jokes. The commentary starts off nicely, but as the film loses speed, so do the comments. They become more and more tedious. They seem to talk about Pierce’s face and how great looking he is throughout the movie. They offer some interesting pieces of information, such as this movie was made for only about 5.5 million dollars. After about half way through, they seem to run out of things to say and make some uninteresting comments instead of having dead air. One thing I found amusing is that the director kept saying that this movie was inspired by a short story written by a famous writer, but never actually identified the writer by name. I guess Mr. King doesn’t want to be associated with this project.
Reviewed by Dang on May 15th, 2008:Find all reviews by Dang
Boring. Neither speaker seems very interested in talking about the movie. More interesting trivia and production information can be learned from the Internet Movie Database. Don't bother, even if you're a fan of trashy B-movies.
Reviewed by Hazzah on October 30th, 2009:Find all reviews by Hazzah
While I haven't heard this commentary, or even own the DVD (which is a shame, I like the movie.) I did want to point out that Stephen King did have his name totally removed from the project...so legally I don't think they were allowed to mention his name. :o)
Reviewed by frankasu03 on January 22nd, 2013:Find all reviews by frankasu03
I have returned to Brett Leonard's "Lawnmower Man" a number of times and listened to his (and his female co-writer/producers') track as often. For anyone interested in the formative years of special effects, namely in CG Imaging, I implore you give this track a listen. True, his co-commentator can grate with the constant declarations about the miraculous gift that "Virtual Reality" will be to future generations. But, let's give these filmmakers some credit; and provide some perspective. This track was recorded in 1996, just one year removed from "Toy Story," and prior to "Titanic" and the next "Star Wars" trilogy. Interview me in 1999, and I'm sure you'd cringe at the Y2K ravings. Also, as Leonard mentions time and again, "Lawnmower Man" was made for $5 Million dollars. Compare that to "T2," with a budget of $100 million dollars. All the computer effects were made on Video (NTSC), not film, due to budget constraints. Here is one of the first fully-realized digital humans to be presented in a major motion picture. Should you think the track is just techno babble and adulous praise for Pierce Brosnan (note, this was recorded as he became one of the biggest stars in the world as the new James Bond), much of the track reveals great anecdotes about the entire cast. There is no "dead air" to be found, as productions stories abound. When I want to relive the early '90s obsessions with "Interactive" media, and the whole "Cyberspace" craze, I watch "Lawnmower Man." And if you want a look into the making of a film that might find itself to be the "Tron" of the '90s, listen to this track. Much better than its' rating implies. 8/10