Sort of an odd approach for director Paul Vehoeven. It acts as more a normal every day trendy ass Hollywood movie than his unusual approach with left field provocation and ultra violence. Well at least the ultra violence is intact. A little better if viewed in directors cut. But anyways, I liked it. I like the flow of the movie with Bacons character on how he goes from being a normal narcissistic retard to a narcissistic psychopath with a God complex. The effects are cool giving us a sort of accurate vision of the human anatomy and all that $#!+. The only disappointment was that Bacons character didn't kill everyone in this movie because everyone was ****ing annoying. Eh! Can't win them all.
It is one of my favorite horror slasher rated-R films from Paul Verhoeven Hollow Man (2000) which I think it is pretty underrated. I enjoy this movie it is rated-R slasher film about invisible man. This is my third favorite Paul Verhoeven film I am big fan of the director my number one of his will always be RoboCop the second one Total Recall while number three is this "Hollow Man". I rented this movie in the video store when I was in a high school I was a seventeen year old teen who I was looking for a good movie and I remember asking the owner for this movie if it is good, who recommend me to give it a chance. I watch it and I like then, today I love it. I got this movie on Blu-ray disc the director's cut that I absolutely love it. Plot: Brilliant scientist Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) has one passion: to uncover the secrets of invisibility. Working with his research team in a top-secret government facility. Caine will stop at nothing to achieve his goal, even if it means making himself the project's first human guinea pig. But Caine and his team soon find out that making someone invincible is the easy part - it's keeping him sane that's difficult. Now Caine is a killer on the loose and his team, led by ex-girlfriend Linda (Elisabeth Shue) and her new beau Matt (Josh Brolin) , must destroy him. But how do you stop something - or someone - you can't see? I love the cast: I think Kevin bacon did great job as the main scientist Sebastian Caine, more scientist who of course makes him self project's first human guinea pig who loses his mind and starts killing his fellow workers. I really love Kevin Bacon in this movie and I thought in my personal opinion he acted brilliant as the mad scientist who becomes a killer on the loose. I thought Elisabeth Shue did great as our female lead and hero. Josh Brolin is in it as Elisabeth Shue's boyfriend who is also a scientist. Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick and William Devane. Jerry Goldsmith did a music for this movie, I miss Jerry Goldsmith I thought he made a pretty good score. Mark Goldblatt he edited a lot of action movies if you hear about this guy he edited a lot of action movies who directed The Punisher (1989) and Dead Heat (1988) and he also edited Commando and Rambo: First Blood Part II, The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The movie has great special effects I know Paul Verhoeven was really disappointed with the film, well anyone could make that film. No one could make RoboCop like Paul Verhoeven did no one could make Starship Troopers like Paul Verhoeven did, but this seem like typical Hollywood film like anyone cold have make. That is why he want back to his homeland deiced to make movies there. I don't understand that I really don't. I think Paul your wrong, cause not anyone would make this film but you. How many movies invisable man rated-R slasher films with a lot of blood and t**s you see this days? You knew back then none. But there is really not that many invisible man movies period, especially R-rated one and especially slasher one's. It doesn't hold back on the gore and it doesn't hold back on the nudity. In my honest opinion this is my favorite invisible man movie! I don't understand the hate for this movie I think Elisabeth Shue did a solid job as the main led and hero. You have really great special effects of an invisible man. You have blood gory, huge explosions. The ending scene in which Elisabeth Shue was trapped in the freezer with Josh Brolin was brilliant how Linda constructs an electromagnet using a defibrillator and other equipment, to open the freezer door. That was excellent scene, I love the scene in which Linda appears in the elevator and fires the flamethrower at Caine, just like Kurt Russell in The Thing (1982) one of my favorite horror films, she burns Caine skin off and corrupt his plans. I love those scenes I love that trapped scientist are fighting for their lives and fight's off invisible man the killer. Only two of the scientist mains as a sole survivor. I don't know what you want? You have a good fantastic horror film that is not that bad like mainly people are saying and claiming. For 2000 special effects they do look for the most part pretty good. I don't really think Gladiator's effects were that much better that Hallow Man's but oh well. The rating I give to this film is 8/10. Anything under 7 would be ridiculous, as anyone claiming this isn't at least a GOOD slasher rated-R horror film (it is sure as hell better than all the comic movies that get high scores) needs their head examined. It is my favorite Paul Verhoeven film and I really miss the director and his movies.Hollow Man is a 2000 American-German science fiction horror film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin. Bacon portrays the title character, a scientist who renders himself invisible and goes on a killing spree, a story inspired by H. G. Wells' novel The Invisible Man. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Visual Effects in 2001, but lost to Gladiator.8/10 Grade: B+ Studio: Columbia Pictures Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick, Mary Randle, William Devane Director: Paul Verhoeven Producers: Douglas Wick, Alan Marshall Screenplay: Andrew W. Marlowe Story by Gary Scott Thompson, Andrew W. Marlowe Rated: R Running Time: 1Hr. 52 Mins. Budget: $95.000.000 Box Office: $191,200,000
Hollow Man (2000): Dir: Paul Verhoeven / Cast: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Rhona Mitra: Special effects are the only aspect of visibility here because the writers are as invisible as the monster they created. It first assaults viewers with the image of a lab rat being torn to bits by an unseen force. Kevin Bacon plays Sebastian Cain, the genius who came up with this formula. When he tests the formula on himself the plot is reduced to slasher elements with everyone trapped in the laboratory until they die. Director Paul Verhoeven never seems to have fun with the idea of being invisible and the results are opportunities lost. He previously made such embarrassments as Starship Troopers and Showgirls, now he can add this sh*t to the list. Bacon never seems to be there and his name Sebastian Cain is about as obvious a profile as Bozo the Clown. Elisabeth Shue is the standard damsel. Josh Brolin plays her new beau whom Cain wants to kick in the ass because they both desire Shue. Kim Dickens also appears and dies graphically. Rhona Mitra has the misfortune of playing Caine's neighbour whom he spies on and then eventually rapes. Without addressing the invisibility theme it becomes a big hollow graphic mess. An idea for a film such as this is to toss it into a room full of gorillas and turn the light off so to make it invisible. When the lights go on, the film should be improved. Score: 1 / 10