YMMV: The Lawnmower Man

The first film:

The sequel:

  • Fanon Discontinuity: A lot of people dislike the sequel.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The device that jacks people into virtual reality is called "eyephone".
    • Which is a reference to the brand name of a real head-mounted display built by VPL in the early 1990s, heavily featured in the first movie (in pretty much every scene with virtual reality equipment, you can see the VPL logo somewhere). Incidentally, when VPL went bankrupt, its patents were acquired by Thomson, which is why a scene of another 1990s cyberpunk movie makes a reference to "Thomson Eyephones".
  • Sequelitis: The first film wasn't generally felt to be a classic or anything, but this one tends to be regarded as being just terrible beyond belief.