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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…
Not sure if I "like" the film because I despise the main character so much. Good special effects, overall story. Main character is evil, does bad things.
The special effects and actors(besides Grunberg) are what sell this. Like even today, these are great. But besides that, I thought it was fine until the very end. Very anticlimactic.
Damn. Rape-excusing, kind of, and it has Kevin Bacon. HOLLOW MAN's by no means ever worthwhile, but Verhoeven is the crazy-good guy behind so many ballsy-awesome films (87's ROBOCOP, 90's TOTAL RECALL, 92's BASIC INSTINCT, 95's SHOWGIRLS, 97's STARSHIP TROOPERS [c'mon]) that you kind of have to give him some love.
Hollow Man is pretty dumb. I expected more from Verhoeven.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What begins as a charming, modern take on the Invisible Man story quickly turns into a movie about a serial rapist. Verhoeven directs it admirably, with a sharp eye for sensational details, but that doesn't bode well when the action of the piece is mostly a dude stalking women.
As well, Sebastian's arch into serial rapist is pretty much instantaneous. He doesn't even have a night of contemplation - it's literally the first thing he does once he goes invisible and has the opportunity.
Just watch Basic Instinct, where rape is actually important to the plot and not just some cheapo exploitation nonsense.
I have a real soft spot for this film because I loved it as a teenager and would watch it over and over. I think it still holds up. It's basically a loose re-imagining of the Universal 1940s horror film The Invisible Man, in which a scientist discovers a serum that makes him turn invisible, but he ends up going crazy and using his invisibility to commit evil crimes. It's still a sound premise and they do a lot of cool things with it in this film. Pretty cool cast too, Elisabeth Shue is good in this film, but Kevin Bacon really steals the show as the pompous Jock-like Hollow Man. Also an early role for Josh Brolin before he…
Worth seeing for the (still-dazzling) effects and Verhoeven's usual excesses but overall a major missed opportunity. It's the same old Invisible Man story HG Wells sold us a hundred and odd years ago, and even then it's fumbled. Kevin Bacon's character is such an arsehole from the first moment he's onscreen that it's no surprise that within hours of becoming invisible he's trying to grope a woman just for not agreeing with him, annihilating any potential sympathy for his plight. By the last twenty minutes it's just another tacky slasher, complete with a couple of implausible resurrections.
Underrated Paul Verhoeven flick.
I don't see why this movie got such negative reviews, I thought It was a fun, fast paced sci-fi/ slasher flick. The cast are awesome and Kevin Bacon plays a great and creepy killer, especially when he had the skin mask on. The special effects are for the most part really good and it's gory like a movie directed by the guy who did Robocop should be, so what's the fucking problem?
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