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Plot: Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and 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 determine how to make him visible again. Caine’s predicament eventually drives him mad, with terrifying results.
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It’s amazing what you can do… when you don’t have to look at yourself in the mirror any more.
It was the film that convinced director Paul Verhoeven to leave Hollywood and take a break from film making. His reasoning being that any Hollywood director could have made Hollow Man, a big effects led movie that made a lot of cash at the box office. It’s this that is the main problem with the picture, it lacks some of the director’s bite and satirical savagery, even the souped up sex (natural or deviant) that often comes with his productions. Yet devoid of expectations of a Verhoeven masterpiece, and the crushing realisation that it basically wastes its potential and plays out as a haunted house stalk movie – it’s a good enough energetic popcorner.
It quickly becomes obvious that we are entering special effects extravaganza, the opening credits are dynamite, sci-fi sexy, then the opening gambit sequence literally grabs us – and a rodent – by the throat. From here on in we are treated to grade “A” effects and some genius ways of exposing “the invisible” Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) to us and the prey he soon comes to hunt. Unfortunately the whole cast performances are a much of a muchness, and playing a roll call of sci-fi stereotypes. All involved here have done much better work in their sleep, but they put the bums on theatre seats and ultimately this works as one of those movies designed to thrill and awe the senses – but sadly not the brain. 6.5/10
I have been unusually lucky with my SyFy-channel movie watching lately. I had no idea what this movie was really but there was nothing else on last night and I also noticed that it was directed by Paul Verhoeven which have directed quite a few movies that I really liked so I decided to give it a try. As it turned out, this is another movie that is somewhat above the usual standard for movies given on SyFy.
It has a rating on 27% on Rotten Tomatoes which is just bullshit. But then, the so called “professional critics” used by the Rotten Tomatoes are dimwits who trash every movie that is not “intellectual” enough for their self-imagined refined tastes. I do not know why they continue to use these clowns for their official rating system instead of the real audience? On IMDb it holds a 5.6 out of 10 rating which is more realistic. I was hesitating between 7 and 6. In the end I gave it a 6 because, as I said in the title, it is a quite okay movie but not a fantastic one.
The story of the movie is a fairly standard one. Scientist experiments on himself, experiment goes wrong, scientist goes mad, hack hack, chop chop, scientist dies, happy ending for the remaining survivors. Thus the movie pretty much relies on its special effects which are indeed quite good. The various invisible effects, not to mention the scenes where Caine is partially visible due to smoke or water effects, are quite enjoyable to watch.
Kevin Bacon is making quite a performance as a very disagreeable fanatic scientist. He is doing a remarkably good job of it even when he is covered by a latex mask which of course is quite a feat being deprived of any facial expressions. The rest of the cast was fairly standard Hollywood fare, that is, fairly bland.
On the whole I found the movie quite enjoyable. It was perhaps a bit slow at the beginning and Cain’s show of megalomaniacal attitudes was indeed becoming a bit tiresome after a while. As I said, his roles was a very disagreeable one. Once he became invisible things started to become more interesting although it took a wee time for things to speed up even then.
It was certainly not a wasted movie evening and the movie is worth at least 6 out of 10 stars.
A great sci-fi horror action film
Some viewers complain “this is not scary”. Well, no, not in the way that a typical horror film is scary. Instead, this is more of a psychological thriller. If you remember the 1933 Universal film “The Invisible Man”, you only meet the Invisible man after he has already gone insane. What happened before? This film is more about what could have happened beforehand, although the film only takes the basic idea and sets everything in present day.
Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) is a brilliant scientist who, unfortunately, is not independently wealthy. Thus he relies on the military for his funding. He manages to make a gorilla invisible then visible again with serums he has invented with said funding, but then lies to the oversight committee about his progress, although this threatens to shut his project down. He convinces two of his team members -Linda McKay (Elizabeth Shue) and Matt Kensington (Josh Brolin) – to go straight to human testing without telling the oversight committee or informing the other team members that they are going rogue. Sebastian says he will be the human test subject.
Now Sebastian is a bit of a creep to begin with . He was formerly involved with McKay, but they broke up and now – unknown to Sebastian – she is seeing Matt. But Sebastian has now become obsessed with McKay once again. So the team makes Sebastian invisible but attempts to make him visible again fail repeatedly. Sebastian goes from at first playing pranks on the team members using his power of invisibility, to growing increasingly agitated, angry, and violent as he is trapped in this invisible state and feels like a lab rat. What makes him lose it completely is when he finds out about Linda and Matt’s involvement. Even before he loses it completely, though, he has been taking to the streets and doing some increasingly evil things given that he cannot be seen and therefore be held responsible.
The concluding half hour is lots of edge-of-your-seat suspense, is somewhat Die-Hardish, and then parts of it are just plain gross. The film makes good use of special effects, especially when Sebastian is transforming between being visible and invisible. Unlike today’s films, though, the special effects are used to accentuate the story, not replace it. I’d highly recommend this one and do not understand the current low rating.
Not a ‘Hollow’ Thriller
“Hollow Man” is about an arrogant but brilliant scientist (Kevin Bacon) who leads a team of other scientists (including former girlfriend Elisabeth Shue and her new flame, Josh Brolin) on a quest to develop a serum that can make people invisible. When Bacon becomes invisible, however, chaos ensues.
The film was a lot of fun, with excellent special effects and a thrilling ending. The concept that “Do you REALLY think you’re along?” works very well here, and is emphasized in many scenes. When he was interviewed, screenwriter Andrew W. Marlowe said that he wanted to go more for the psychology of it. It just doesn’t work as a sci-if/action thriller, it also has some psychological thriller overtones.
Even though it gets increasingly bloody as it goes along, “Hollow Man” still manages to deliver the goods. The film also stars Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick, and Mary Randle as the scientists, and William Devane as their boss. It was directed by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Robocop).
If you like science fiction, action, and even psychological thrillers, “Hollow Man” is for you. It also works well as a 21st-century twist on the H.G. Wells classic “The Invisible Man.”
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min), 1 hr 59 min (119 min) (director’s cut) (USA)
Genre Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Paul Verhoeven
Writer Gary Scott Thompson (story), Andrew W. Marlowe (story), Andrew W. Marlowe (screenplay)
Actors Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens
Country USA, Germany
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures, Global Entertainment Productions
Sound Mix SDDS (8 channels), Dolby, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL4, Zeiss Standard Speed and Super Speed Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss Standard Speed and Super Speed Lenses, Arriflex 535B, Zeiss Standard Speed and Super Speed Lenses, Fries Mitchell 35R3, Zeiss Standard Speed Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Standard Speed and Super Speed Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,081 m (Sweden), 3,132 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279, SFX 200T)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm