Caroline Angelo: Falling, floating, and flying? So, what's next, fucking?
Hilarious in Hindsight: The film's claim that virtual reality will be in widespread use by the turn of the millennium, and especially Jobe's claim that everyone will be using VR by the year 2001, can only be described as a laughably bad prediction, and/or one that may be more than a decade off.
Moral Event Horizon: Averted in the theatrical cut, since Jobe only kills bad guys, but in the director's cut he crosses the line into being evil himself when he kills Angelo's wife For the Evulz.
The SNES adaptation of the movie isn't entirely without merit, boasting a great soundtrack and some impressive-for-the-time "virtual reality" segments, but is let down by its repetitive, Nintendo Hard platforming segments.
The CD-ROM game released for PC, Macintosh and Sega CD is one of those games that put far more emphasis on showcasing the technology than making an enjoyable game. The game consists of various minigames depicted by looping prerendered video footage with player input limited to Press X to Not Die.
Woolseyism: The French and French-Canadian version of the film is called "Le Cobaye" (The Guinea Pig) which is not only a more accurate title but prevents issue with Stephen King's short story which is called "La Pastorale" in French in reference to the main character's lawnmowing company "Pastorale Greenery".
Audience-Alienating Premise: As Film Brain put it, the decision to release a sequel to a film that was both four-years-old and only a modest hit didn't put The Lawnmower Man 2 on a good footing from the start. The decision to then make it PG rated to attract an audience that probably didn't see the original, and have it star a cast of Kid Appeal Characters while only bringing back one minor actor from the first film killed its chances outright.
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 already wasn't generally felt to be a classic, but this one has an idiotic storyline even compared to the first, and doesn't even have the Visual Effects of Awesome that the first had (for the time), with VR mostly being depicted through live-action stock footage, and the few CGI effects that we see being no better than what you'd have seen on a contemporary episode of ReBoot.