Access Denied – exiting the world of The Lawnmower Man

The Lawnmower Man

Back in 1992 I visited the cinema to see The Lawnmower Man. The early glimpse of CGI that the film offered was incredible and it remains a guilty pleasure for me to this day.

If I’m honest, I could probably super-cut the movie into around 10 minutes to get all of the parts that I really enjoy. Most of that would be the ending where Jobe, the titular character, is trapped within the virtual world, trying to escape. The “Access Denied” scenes are very silly but for some reason always make me smile whilst I wait for the singular “Access Granted” to free Jobe into the wider world.

Sadly this clip lacks the true ending to the film but that’s perhaps a good thing. If you’ve not seen the movie, then I encourage you to go and watch it and discover it for yourself.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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One thought on “Access Denied – exiting the world of The Lawnmower Man

  1. The hacking scenes from this movie are the antithesis of the realistic hacking scenes from WarGames. It is the worst offender of portraying computer security systems as graphically heavy video games where you have to move around physical gates and push big on-screen virtual buttons. Instead of, you know, using a bit of social engineering to type the right password into a prompt.

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