Lawnmower Man 2 - Jobe's War (Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace) (1996)

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Movie Info

This special-effects-laden sequel features two evil corporate executives who revive Jobe, the virtual psychotic genius who lives in a computer world. Their plan is to use him to unite all of the world's computers. However, they overlook the fact that Jobe has plans of his own.
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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In Theaters:
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Studio:
New Line Home Entertainment

Cast

Patrick Bergin
as Dr. Benjamin Trace
Ely Pouget
as Cori Platt
Kevin Conway
as Jonathan Walker
Camille Cooper
as Jennifer
Cami Cooper
as Jennifer
Sean Parhm
as Travis
Mathew Valencia
as Homeless Kid
Trevor O'Brien
as Young Peter
Richard Fancy
as Senator Greenspan
Ellis Williams
as Chief of Security
Castulo Guerra
as Guillermo
Molly Shannon
as Homeless Lady
Ralph Ahn
as Doctor
David Byrd
as Judge
Arthur Mendozo
as Technician
Stephanie Menuez
as Female Lawyer
Nancy Chen
as Cashier
Amanda Hillwood
as News Anchor
Patricia Belcher
as Impatient Customer
Gregg L. Daniel
as Trace's Lawyer
Arthur Mendoza
as Technician
Dale E. House
as Helicopter Pilot
John Benjamin Martin
as Henry the Guard
Ayo Adejugbe
as Nigerian Businessman
Yoshio Be
as Japanese Businessman
Carl Carlsson-Wollbruck
as German Businessman
David Gene Gibbs
as Male Pilot
Pamela West
as Female Co-pilot
Dan Lipe
as Securtiy Guard
Kenny Endoso
as Train ConductorCashier
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Critic Reviews for Lawnmower Man 2 - Jobe's War (Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

No one is going to see Lawnmower Man 2 for the acting, however; the film rises or falls on its special effects...

Full Review… | April 28, 2005
Variety
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Mowing the lawn might be more involving than watching this subpar sci-fi sequel, which manages to be complicated and witless at the same time.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
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December 31, 1999
Detroit News
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Lawnmower Man 2 - Jobe's War (Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace)

½

Incredibly cheesy and dumb, Lawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War is full of bugs. In this reboot of sorts Jobe Smith is rescued from the ruins of the VSI building and is recruited to construct a computer system that will tie all networks into virtual reality, but a group of teenagers stumble onto his plans of cyber-world conquest and attempt to stop him. Matt Frewer is recast as Jobe, and gives a more manic and eccentric take on the character. But all the performances are terrible, particularly the child actors. Equally as bad is the writing, which is full of cliches and stereotypes. And then there's the CGI effects, that once again prove to be disappointing. Poorly made and extremely stupid, Lawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War is an insipid piece of garbage.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Sequel to Lawnmower Man is a pitiful attempt at creating something new. The end result is a tedious, boring mess of a film that simply doesn't deliver. This is a pointless sequel that doesn't offer anything new or exciting. The only that this film does is that it tries to be inventive with its special effects, and in turn director Farhad Mann tries to camouflage the lack of story with dazzling effects, which in the end just doesn't impress. This film fails in terms of telling a compelling plot, which of course is absent due to a poor script and it shows that the filmmakers clearly didn't care about the end result of the film. There's never anything going on here to entertain you and you just end up not caring for anything going on-screen. This sequel is a mess pure and simple, and with poor directing and poor directing, this film was doomed to fail right from the start. This film is bad and definitely not worth your time. There is no redeeming factors to make this film watchable and this is a film that just relies on special effects to try and tell a story, which is nonexistent and ultimately doesn't entertain the viewer. This sequel is awful, and isn't worth checking out. With a lacking script and cast, this is a very forgettable film that doesn't stand out, and if you haven't seen it, avoid it as it's not worth your time. As far as sequels are concerned, this film never should have been made, and it adds nothing or refreshing to the first. Stick with the first Lawnmower man instead and forget that this one exists.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

The original I've always found to be very underrated and hated for no reason, and would even call it a favorite....but this sequel? It shows why movie sequels have a bad rap.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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