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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.
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…
This one has gotten better upon every viewing. There are so many wonderful layers to the telling of this specific story. It contains references to brilliant people, strange events, and films that inspired it.
On top of that we have my favorite Kevin Bacon performance (I'm not a fan of his). This was so perfect for his douchey personality that it's fun to feel the joy of his demise. It's especially quite a blast working our way up to that point.
There are a few beats that could have been added to make it Verhoeven's true masterpiece, but it falls short. Not because it refuses to be great, but because he has so many other brilliant films.
Yup, I'm definitely…
Why didn't anyone tell Kevin Bacon to stop being rapey..? pls? anyone?
Starts out very, very rocky, as Kevin Bacon's onscreen presence is nothing short of agitating, but Hollow Man begins to seep into its skin somewhere around the end of the first act that the experience of watching Kevin Bacon becomes oddly manageable. Verhoeven has always been one of the best at integrating technology within his films, and this is no exception. Working very much as the post-Y2K commentary, focusing on the importance that technology was just beginning to have in the world, Verhoeven is operating at a much higher level than what meets the eye. It's this wondrous visual feast that hits all of my desired visual sensibilities I'd ask for from a movie. If only Bacon were recast and the screenplay was tightened up a bit, this would truly have been one of the most rapturous films of the 00's.
Not a good movie in any sense of the word. Kevin bacon at his worst. Plot only exists as an afterthought.
"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…
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times when rotten tomatoes' critics scores were wrong. OBJECTIVELY wrong (lmao jk).
i only just noticed every poster…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…