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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.
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.
It's almost fitting that Paul Verhoeven's last Hollywood movie follows the exact hollow slasher tropes that the title alludes to. It is bloated with cheese, down to its laughable science, cheap-looking lab set, idiotic character motivations and total lack of that Verhoeven satire that elevated his Hollywood films above your average bone-headed erotic/action thriller. There was always something deeper and darker to chew on with his 80s/90s work that almost appears consciously absent here, playing off the hollow motif. However, even trite Verhoeven holds a place on my Richter scale of enjoyment and placing the film in context of when it came out, that post-Scream but pre-J-horror invasion era when this type of film was just unapologetic with silliness and…
"Hollow Man" is a simple yet interesting take on the average horror film, led perfectly by Kevin Bacon as the scientist turned madman after being altered into invisibility. Begging all the right questions, the film takes all the turns you'd hope it would, never being afraid of embracing its 'R' rating. Elisabeth Shue is gorgeous and strong-willed enough to step up to the invisible homicidal manic and Josh Brolin proves to hold his own. Despite its multiple ending marathon of close calls and just-one-more-fight mentality, Verhoeven proves he has what it takes to dabble in the horror genre.
I'm sure Paul Verhoeven intended to imbue this with deep philosophical ideas (Icarus, gods and men, the Ring of Gyges, etc.).
Much of that is lost in badly-dated CGI and (by the 3rd act) badly written horror cliches.
Paul Verhoeven ( who seems to have disappeared) updates the mad scientist B-movies and the Invisible man in one fatal swoop.Mr Bacon (he who is in every film ever made) is Sebastian Caine an arrogant but brilliant scientist who has managed to invent a serum that can make animals and people invisible,unfortunately him and his team including Elisabeth Shue as Linda McKay his ex girlfriend and Josh Brolin as Matthew Kensington her new boyfriend,cannot seem to bring there invisible guinea pigs back from invisibility easily,well not with out a bit of pain and a near heart attack as they find out when they bring back Isabelle the Gorilla ( played by special effects wizard Tom Woodruff Jr. ) from being…
What do you do when you get to be invisible...
Act 1: Every sci-fi science research movie (though Brainstorm comes most to mind)
Act 2: Invisible Maniac (1990)
Act 3: Every alien-loose-in-the-spaceship movie
The CG-animated boob was gross enough, but pales in comparison to how gross it was that grabbing a boob was the first thing insivible Bacon wanted to do as soon as he was unsupervised.
Hollow Man reminds me a bit of Terminator 2 because the effects in the film are not only mind blowing, but state of the art for its time. Seeing the film again in 2016, the "invisible man" effects are still very impressive.
Other then the effects of Hollow Man, I enjoyed the story of a Scientist gone completely mad with not only obsessing over trying a find a scientific breakthrough for turning back to normal from being invisible, but also coping with it as well. It seems pretty reasonable that any human being would crack in the same circumstance, but his actions near the end of the film go over the deep end, once he rapes a girl in her…
I'm so mad after watching this. First of all, who keeps letting Verhoeven ruin every single movie genre!? Someone make him STOP. Second, Kevin Bacon is way too good at playing an invisible douchebag almost like he's had a lot of practice... Third, this is so misogynistic and sexist and overall gross I can literally taste vomit in my throat. Fourth, how did this 2000's movie pull of such stellar effects!? Visually this could've been from this decade, which is super impressive.
But the thing that makes me most mad about this whole movie is how much I loved it. Every second (besides the harassment, rape, and endless sexism) was engaging and exciting and honestly I haven't had this much fun with a movie in so long. I hate myself.
This movie seems like some strange exploitation version of The Invisible Man
The special effects are extremely well done but the story which starts out well gets unnecessarily sleazy in parts & detracts from the Sci-fi.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!