Актеры: Elisabeth Shue (as Linda McKay), Kevin Bacon (as Sebastian Caine), Josh Brolin (as Matthew Kensington), Kim Dickens (as Sarah Kennedy), Greg Grunberg (as Carter Abbey), Joey Slotnick (as Frank Chase), Mary Randle (as Janice Walton), William Devane (as Dr. Howard Kramer), Rhona Mitra (as Sebastian's neighbor), Pablo Espinosa (I) (as Warehouse Guard), Margot Rose (as Mrs. Kramer), Jimmie F. Skaggs (as Wino), Jeffrey Scaperrotta (as Boy in Car (as Jeffrey George Scaperotta)), Sarah Bowles (as Girl in Car), Kelli Scott (as Mom)
Описание: Команда ученых под руководством талантливого изобретателя Себастьяна Кейна (Кевин Бэйкон) получила от Пентагона заказ на разработку нового оружия - сыворотки, превращающей человека в невидимку. Над возвращением в видимое состояние пришлось поломать голову. Кейн выбрал себя подопытным для эксперимента. Вернуть его в видимое состояние не удалось. Радоваться нечему. Однако Кейн, обнаружив преимущества человека-невидимки, решает не расставаться с приобретенным даром. Чтобы замести следы, он начинает убивать участников эксперимента.
Кино насыщено спецэффектами и по-настоящему зрелищно. (Иванов М.)
Рецензии: HOLLOW MAN / (2000) ** (out of four)
By Blake French:
"It's amazing what you can do when you don't have to look at yourself in the mirror." Sebastian Caine
It sure would be wondrous to become invisible" capable of marching around without the disadvantage of being seen by the naked eye. With our current technological revolution, invisibility could be possible in the near future. "Hallow Man," the new suspense thriller from director Paul Verhoeven, looks into that very intriguing possibility, and does so with eye-popping visual effects. Unfortunately the movie losses most of its interest when the concepts become lost in yet another typical slasher movie.
The film stars Kevin Bacon as an obscene and egotistical scientist named Sebastian Caine. He uses himself to experiment on a new invisibility formula, it works, and he becomes even more fiendish, sex-crazed, and eventually even murderous. But not without probable cause: his fellow scientists, including Linda McKay (Elisabeth Shue), Matthew Kensington (Josh Brolin), Sarah Kennedy (Kim Dickens), Carter Abbey (Greg Grunberg), Frank Chase (Joey Slotnick), and Janice Walton (Mary Randle), along with a Pentagon official, Dr. Howard Kramer (William Devane), all believe the treatments cause negative reactions in his body. Therefore, in order to eliminate the intentions of halting the project entirely, Caine reverts to grisly serial killer, murdering everyone involved with the scientific studies.
I found "Hallow Man" undesirable for numerous reasons, one of them centering on the Kevin Bacon character himself. He starts off as a devilish lunatic and turns into an even more devilish lunatic. If was a more significant change in his character, we may have been more surprised when the film becomes preoccupied with endless amounts of bloodshed and graphic violence. The scientific invisibility concept is just a gimmick to pump new energy into an old retread: the slasher movie. There is some merit here: the killer's intentions are clear, the violence is focused, and the characters are smart in more ways than one. However, the film adds nothing new into the increasingly desperate genre.
"Hallow Man" also lacks terror and suspense. Similar to Paul Verhoeven's previous features, like the unquestionably violent but flat "RoboCop," "Total Recall" and "Starship Troopers," there is plenty of violent content in here, but where is the tension? The energy buildup? The suspenseful sequences? They do not exist. There is so much potential in the writer's ideas it's too bad the film does not amount to more than mindless blood and gore.
The special effects are outstanding. They can not be nearly described, but must be seen to believe. Is "Hallow Man" worth seeing for the half dozen or so sequences portraying Oscar nominated visual effects? Not really. On a mechanical and technical level this movie is outstanding, I just wish the filmmakers took more time in writing surreal scenes and developing nail-biting suspense than finding remarkable special effects artists