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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.
Fuck this movie.
Seriously. Fuck it hard.
How could someone as talented as Paul Verhoeven say yes to such a despicable, down right disgusting thing like this? This was down right miserable to watch.
I felt bad for everyone involved and yet at the same time, I wanted to kick their teeth in for even agreeing to appear and to film such a horrid piece of absolute garbage.
Everything "The Invisible Man" was is no longer here. We don't have a charming and likable character slowly losing their minds due to their situation, but rather a literal rapist walking around murdering people just because they wouldn't fund his beyond stupid ideas.
Instead of creative and clever visual effects, we get…
love Kevin Bacon? Watch this film.
Hate kevin Bacon? Watch it anyway, you won't have to look at him for long.
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…
In the late 1990s, early 2000s, my parents rewarded my high school grade point average with a subscription to Fangoria, through this magazine I was quite excited about Hollow Man, renting it as soon as it hit VHS. But, even as a teenager, I was disappointed, probably returning it to the video store and renting something I had already seen a hundred times in its wake [something like Night of the Creeps or Sleepaway Camp], never feeling the need to watch this movie again until popping in the blu-ray last night.
Two nights ago, after Memoirs of an Invisible Man ended, eyelids half closed not because I was tired but because I was easing tension with my own personal brand…
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…
Oh man did I enjoy the hell out of this movie.
Hollow Man is actually insane. Is it a good movie? I don't know, but man this was crazy fun.
Some scenes were unflinching, and it gets unexpectedly dark pretty quickly.
On the premise, it seems like a cute little harmless movie-but it gets going.
Kevin Bacon and Josh Brolin were both great, the other performances were good but not as memorable.
Worth the watch if you're looking for entertainment, and not something to study and critique.
Thanks for the recommendation, Sigfred!
Dans un autre film, Kevin Bacon serait le héros, celui qui tente de conserver sa liberté malgré l'atteinte à l'intégrité de son corps. C'est peut-être à cause de cette inversion que Verhoeven a répudié le film, même si on trouve sa patte partout (il faut dire que ça donne quelque chose de franchement malsain).
Cela dit, il y a quand même l'idée géniale de transposer Rear Window à l'ère du numérique: de spectateur-voyeur, tenu à distance d'un monde sur lequel on n'a aucun contrôle, nous voici acteur-violeur, on veut agir sur le monde, le contrôler, tout en restant "invisible", sans avoir de conséquence (superbe utilisation de la caméra subjective). Normalement on agit par derrière un écran, mais ça fait de nous, justement, une présence invisible.
Et pis, c'est aussi, assez évidemment, une prédiction de la disparition de l'acteur dans la fabrique du film. On peut faire un film avec Kevin Bacon sans Kevin Bacon.
Bela Lugosi's dead and Claude Rains is a rapist.
Hollow Man drinking game: Drink every time the boom mic appears onscreen.
(Don't do this. You'd probably die.)
35mm Theatrical Cut @ Walter Reade
President Trump's favorite film.
An underrated classic of the era, first rewatch since seeing and disliking it when it was released and thanks to the Film Junk guys recommendation glad I did. Nasty, mean but alot of fun and a great reminder of what studios used to do with blockbusters.
People say "if only I were a fly on the wall". This film lets you know what that would be like. Just think of all you could do and see and no one would know. Lots of action, interesting experiments that could possibly go wrong. Good bit of action.
Nothing makes sense, it's all too convenient and the characters have no motivation. You don't even know why they are working on this invisibility project.
The acting is bad, the dialogue is bad (that scene where he tells a joke about Wonder Woman was so cringe-y), the characters are unlikable and hollow (pun intended).
As for the invisibility in the plot, I understand the perverse appeal for voyeurism which would stem from such a scenario, but that is literally the only use of the invisibility for the first hour, and it even escalates into rape? WTF?
The second half is a little better as it evolves more into horror. But even then the motivations make little sense and everything stays very convenient, so it's only average at best.
One of if not the worst movie I've ever seen.
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