Kevin Bacon and Elisabeth Shue
by: Paul Verhoeven
who actually kind looks like an " Island of Dr. Moreau"
specimen, has always spooked me. So, naturally I was terrified,
initially. He plays a nasty genius doctor, Sebastian Cane. Sebby's
discovered a serum to make mammals invisible.
"Be Kind to Animals Day" down in Dr. Cane's lab that's
for sure. The caged lab animals would have PETA ( People for
The Ethical Treatment of Animals) freakin' on him. It's only
a movie, it's only a movie. Mammals galore are visible only
through infrared glasses, having been tested upon with this
of way- to-Friends-like- good- looking- to- be science-
nerds, are trying to get the proven "invisible" serum
to work on humans. But, the Pentagon (- the boss-) has not approved
such goings on. Not to worry. Egotistical Dr. Cane will be the
Guinea pig. Mr. Control King even insists on injecting himself
when they are prepped and ready.
natch, complications arise. The antidote that worked so successfully
on primates, just isn't working for him. Probably because he's
such a alien head. The team needs a little more time to get
it right. Oh, but there's another glitch. It seems the mind
starts to get a bit volatile from the serum. A violent temper,
and delusional paranoia takes over. For the fine doctor who
already thinks himself as God, your not sure if it's a chemical
reaction or if he's just hopped up on his new found power.
he do with his new "invisible" self? Rob a bank? Sneak
into a Christina Aguilerra concert? No. He rapes, kills and
generally, goes completely mad.
are erased one by one. Of course they never do wear their special
top-secret infrared glasses that would make him instantly visible
to them. They say "oh, he's matched the heating system
to himself- they are useless now..." Ya, better to be completely
unaware then be able to see a wave of moving heat! Die idiots
super-duper at being creepy. Even when he's hollow. They cast
the right guy. I'm sure he's a swell guy in real life but on
film he's pointy and unnervingly wicked.
"Can't act my way out of a shoe box" Shue (Who really
does look like brother Andy in drag...I wonder...) must be rabid
Rhesus monkey sexing with somebody important. Her acting is
in that annoying Seinfeld School of "perpetually
aware the camera is there" style. Granted in the last 15
minutes she lightened up a smidge. Still not forgiven.
Man is really just another horror movie. Nothing more. Not
terribly scary either. The special effects were extremely interesting
and gory. Quite frankly, they relied too heavily upon them,
instead of matching a wicked script to all the hoopla. Over
all it seemed long. Unless your really drawn to this, wait for
recommendation: Twinkies and coffee
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