Utopia presents the "prime directive", so to speak, of a message of hope and occasionally, overwhelming so.
Utopia usually has a sort of Council or more of a communal society, where decisions are made based on the "greater good."
Dystopia usually presents a story told out of despair. Dystopia normally has an overwhelming message of warning.
Dystopia, more often than, makes use of "big government" and military, using tactics of intimidation and sometimes mind control.
Utopian societies are generally based on the so-called equality of all humankind. Meanwhile, dystopia presents societies based on segregation, inequality, and oppression.
Utopia is often grouped together with dystopia and, in some cases, the terms have seemingly become interchangeable. Generally speaking, most utopic books can be considered dystopia, but dystopia books cannot all be considered utopic.
Using these guidelines, The Lawnmower Man is a clear dystopian tale.
The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 American science fiction horror film written by Brett Leonard and Gimel Everet. The film is named after a Stephen King short story of the same title.
Dr. Lawrence Angelo works for Virtual Space Industries, running experiments in increasing the intelligence of using drugs and virtual reality. Jobe Smith is a local greens keeper with an unspecified learning disability. Learning more about Jobe, Angelo persuades Jobe to participate in his experiments, telling him that it will make him smarter. At the end Jobe believes his final stage of evolution is to become "pure energy" in the VSI computer mainframe, and from there reach into all the systems of the world. Jobe uses the lab equipment to enter the mainframe computer, abandoning his body to become a wholly virtual being. In the process, his body becomes a wizened husk. After the building is destroyed in multiple explosions, Jobe escapes and back at home without drugs and technology get back to his mental disability.
In this film we can see underlying message of despair and warning. So, I think this movie is about the technological dystopia.