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What would you do if you knew you couldn't be seen?
Cocky researcher Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible. He's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is, no one can figure out how to make him visible again. This predicament begins to drive Caine mad, with terrifying results.
Paul Verhoeven has covered almost all genres during a career littered with iconic movies. Most people lean towards his science fiction films as his crowning glory with both Starship Troopers and Total Recall very popular even though its been over 15 years since the former hit the screens. Robocop certainly has another large following of fans and although I like these films I've tended to go the opposite way and had Black Book and Soldier Of Orange as my favorites. One thing all fans of Verhoeven seem to agree on however is that Hollow Man is a lesser film in his filmography.
Essentially Hollow Man is an updated take on the story of The Invisible Man. Forget all the mumbo-jumbo…
love Kevin Bacon? Watch this film.
Hate kevin Bacon? Watch it anyway, you won't have to look at him for long.
Went to see this with my high school girlfriend when it first came out in theaters. She insisted we leave about 30 or so minutes in, due to Kevin Bacon hanging dong and trying to rape someone. She was pissed that I didn't want to waste my monetary investment and stormed out. I begrudgingly followed after her and never got to finish the movie.
And I should have left it at that. It's a complete and utter waste of time. And money. Damn, I wish I had that $15 from 14 years ago.
This is my least favourite Verhoeven film. Yes, I rate Showgirls higher for the simple fact that it knows what it is. This, however, doesn't and thus never fulfills its potential that is so obviously there.
Technically it is superbly made with absolutely stunning special effects for that time, which still hold up really well nowadays. The cast is excellent, with Bacon clearly revelling in his arrogant and sleazy role.
Where it goes wrong is in the script. Its exposition is frustratingly paint by numbers, making it at points boring and devoid of any suspense. I could live with that, had there not been these pin-pricks of something greater and darker. It almost seems as if a film about the darker side of having the power of invisibility ended up on the cutting room's floor somehow. It feels as if every choice made here was made with safety in mind, something very uncharacteristic for Verhoeven.
Film 6 in the 2014 Halloween Film Fest
"I...am a goddamn genius..."
Hollow Man is essentially a re-imaging of The Invisible Man. It's not a complete remake, as this film basically takes that classic horror story and brings it in a modern world. The film is nearly fifteen years old, and back then the special effects present were pretty much the talk of everyone's review and discussion regarding Verhoeven's film. Now in 2014, I honestly think they still look stellar, in fact better than most CGI effects (I'm looking at you, Sylvester Stallone and you Expendables Trilogy).
Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) is a scientist that has developed a serum that can render a subject, be it man or animal, completely…
This 2000 American fantasy horror is directed by Paul Verhoeven and stars Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg and Rhona Mitra.
Scientist Sebastian Caine (Bacon) and his team, including ex-girlfriend Linda McKay (Shue) and Matt Kensington (Brolin), successfully develop a serum that turns a subject invisible and then reverse it to full visibility. After a positive test on a gorilla, Caine decides to hold back on reporting their success to R&D board in the Military and focuses on going straight to human testing, in which he nominates himself as test subject, all without higher approval.
Initially, the test proves a success and Caine becomes invisible much to his enjoyment and the other’s amusement at his cheeky…
Kevin Bacon is always fun to watch. Elisabeth Shue is sexy as ever. A young Josh Brolin in an early film. Pretty solid special and visual effects. Not one of director Paul Verhoeven's better films but still decent. Watched in HD on Directv.
An extremely cynical film, and normally I can get behind Verhoeven's cynicism and unpack those ideas, but I don't believe there is very much present here beyond absolute power corrupting, and I think that is handled far better in the James Whale picture from 1933.
cool use of infared though
not sure what i hate more: how boring and lifeless - and yes, hollow - this movie is, how little of Paul Verhoeven is actually in here; or how it's bombarded with scenes of sexual assault, and leering male gaze. it's a steaming pile, and it's pretty damn gross.
This is a fun update to the classic Invisible Man monster movies. Bacon is pretty good as the crazy Doc, and the effects while a little dated in places are still impressive.
This was a nice surprise viewing on a lazy afternoon.
What. A. Screenplay.
Frank: [over intercom] This is God. You are disturbing the natural order of things, and will be severely punished for all eternity. God has spoken.
Sebastian: How many times I have to tell you, Frank? You're not God. *I* am.
Matt: Can I ask you a question?
Linda: Is it about who's going to be on top?
Oh, and the bad Tarantino bit with 'superhero sex' joke bit. Just agony.
Just overrun with the 2000 era ensemble of sassy characters who you don't give a shit if they live or die, where the most engaging character is the rapist mad scientist. Who is responsible? Scriptwriter Andrew W. Marlowe is! That man who brought us Air Force One…
How can the man behind Robocop and Total Recall be responsible for this? With that comment it sounds like this film is garbage. It's not, but it's not great either.
Hollow Man starts out pretty decent with mind blowing special effects (at the time -- now they are just great effects) and some genuinely creepy atmosphere. In fact it delivers an original take on the invisible man for quite a long stretch of it's runtime and it stars a pre-resurged Josh Brolin who is always great.
And as you watch the film you enjoy it. It gets dark and thrilling and twisty and turny and then with say 10 minutes to go it just falls apart. Instead of continuing on…
A review in two words: Surprisingly rapey.
um ótimo suspense. muito bem trabalhado. com ótimas atuações, principalmente Kevin Bacon como o vilão;.
Hadn't seen this in a while, never realized how rapey it was. Theres multiple scenes where he's undressing women while they sleep and then assaults another chick, it gets a little weird.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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