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.
love Kevin Bacon? Watch this film.
Hate kevin Bacon? Watch it anyway, you won't have to look at him for long.
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.
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A fun, campy throwback to the likes of William Castle or Roger Corman, with some terrific CGI (which means a lot coming from me) and a delightfully campy lead performance by Kevin Bacon. It may lack the strong auteurist stamp of Verhoeven's other films and it drags in the second half, but it's still a hoot.
Kevin Bacon goes invisible and does what most guys would do. He pervs on her out of Deadwood and Treme and the original Lara Croft.
I have a soft spot for this film, despite its sillyness.
"You just lied to the fucking Pentagon, man!!"
Glossy, bloody, and bloody entertaining. This is lesser Paul Verhoeven but it still contains his trademarks: ultraviolence, heightened sexuality, nudity, and buckets of cheese. It's a shame his Invisible Man redux is anchored with a lifeless script which refuses to go darker than it should and that's more interested in money-shots, terrible dialogue, and goofy kills rather than plot or character, and Hollow Man suffers from characters so stupid that it's infuriating.
Luckily, Kevin Bacon is on his lunatic best as Sebastian Crane, he's both maniacally pantomine-like and perverted that truly is creepy (a rape scene is particularly chilling), and in turn, his performance holds the film together. The once-landmark CGI looks…
Silly, yet entertaining. I do like how the movie starts out, but the plot turns out to be weak and predictable. Bacon and Brolin are great, but this movie is not anything you haven't seen before.
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Hollow Man had a good science fiction/horror premise that seemed quite promising at first, and it definitely had its good moments. However, things went totally crazy in not a very good way during the second half, but still it remained a pretty entertaining movie. The visual effects are dazzling and this was probably its strongest characteristic. I also enjoyed Kevin Bacon's performance; even when he overacts like a maniac like he does here, he's always fun to watch.
Is that a plot-hole?
Who cares douche-bag?! It's an entertaining; stupid-ass Verhoeven sci-fi/horror/thriller!
What did you expect...?!?
The bottom line was the movie was not recommendable, unless you are a girl who just wants to see a yet again naked Kevin Bacon.
There were some generalizations about characters, especially the animal rights girl, that I was not happy about and the ending just sucked in the total Scream sense of the word. I shall repeat yet again: when you insult the movie-goers intelligence (i.e. you get electrocuted you die, you get cut with a crowbar you limp) then you do not make headway in the overall appreciation for the film.
The characters valued sex over protecting the city from a crazed lunatic, and we were left grasping for justifications on why Bacon went crazy. Apparently the movie wanted us to fill in our own justifications but I just felt it shirked its responsibility to explain everything.
More like Horny Man
A láthatalanság örök kérdés és a film jól játszik el vele! Izgalmas, de a végére kicsit leül.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
- Pure Shit
- Violent Shit
- There Will Be Blood
- Meet the Browns
- Gone In Sixty Seconds
Yes, I am very immature. And bored.
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