Hollow Man – Filtered
The “Hollow Man” features Kevin Bacon in the title role as Sebastian Caine, a scientist who discovers a formula for invisibility. After an experiment makes him slowly disappear, Cane begins to go insane, and soon threatens the lives of his fellow researchers. Elizabeth Shue and Josh Brolin star as the targets of Cane’s mayhem, along with William Devane, Kim Dickens and Mary Jo Randle.
I wish I could say that Kevin Bacon was “sizzlin’ “ in this horror/ thriller. He plays a genius scientist (Sebastian Caine) who has discovered a serum to make animals invisible and another to make them visible again. He and his team have been hired by the government for this project, but go behind its back when they try the serum on a human subject-Sebastian. Things go haywire when the team is not able to make Sebastian visible again and he remains unseen while they try to fix the problem. The invisibility causes Sebastian to go insane and he turns violent, preying on his fellow scientists as well as people and animals outside the laboratory. Two of his colleagues survive his attacks and escape, leaving him to his doom.
I enjoy a good thriller, but I don’t really like gore and “Hollow Man” had enough of it to make me cringe a bit. The scenes in which a gorilla and then Sebastian are transformed are pretty graphic as far as layers of the body disappearing and reappearing, and they both writhe and scream in pain. There were a few on-screen murders, a guy burning, and plenty of off-screen or implied murders. If you enjoy that kind of scare, you’ll probably like “Hollow Man,” but it is not in keeping with Dove’s worldview, and therefore is not approved. Finally, it should be noted that a man in the film says he is God.