Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
Lacking the subversive spark of his best films, Paul Verhoeven's "Hollow Man" still manages to be an above-average genre mash-up. Presenting another cinematic spin on H.G. Wells' "The Invisible Man," the effects-driven horror/sci-fi/thriller entertains even though it has little going on under its glossy surface.
Revolving around a group of scientists working to perfect a phase-shifting serum that allows users to become invisible, the film focuses on Kevin Bacon's Sebastian Caine, a brilliant but ego-maniacal man who tests the serum on himself. Becoming invisible and mad, the scientist terrorizes his peers, putting all involved in peril.
The premise leads to engaging spectacle and chills, but the story delivers little beyond that. There is no thematic depth or character development, and…
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…
He's a creeper...
Great and gory sci-fi flick by Paul Verhoeven. The special effects are very good.
Changed my highly positive perception of Kevin Bacon, and I don't like that.
A scientific experiment gone horribly right.
Love how this came out the same year as both mission to mars and x-men
There’s about a half-hour in the middle act, where Bacon puts on the mask and goes outside the lab, which is really great. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Verhoeven really starts to excel once Sebastian’s free to let his voyeuristic impulses take over. The plot gets increasingly twisted and it begins to feels like a worthy successor to Verhoeven’s previous big-budget Hollywood exploitation films.
All the more disappointing when it reverts to generic Alien-style action in the third act, shifting the emphasis from Bacon’s megalomaniacal creep to his scientist colleagues. Shue and Brolin are likable enough, but their characters just aren’t very interesting.
But then again, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the film. At its worst, it’s still a lot of fun.
The special effects are pretty good and the idea of the movie had potential. Then it turned into another stupid thriller were the scientist goes bat shit crazy. Dumb and lazy.
Some of the special effects hold up surprisingly well. Could've done without seeing Kevin's bacon bits.
A whole lot of fun.
recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff
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