Hollow Man Trailer Posted!
El Cosmico here again, with the Hollow Man Trailers for you. Go on, get 'em! By the way, there's a chance these links might change, in a similar fashion to the Charlie's Angels link, we'll update our links if they change. Just be patient.
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May 11, 2000, 12:52 a.m. CST
Looks very promising...
May 11, 2000, 12:56 a.m. CST
Up to the point where they pour plaster on him to make him look real...what's up with that?
May 11, 2000, 12:57 a.m. CST
I can't wait for this.
May 11, 2000, 2:39 a.m. CST
Same story, but with a "what if it was a bad guy?" slant.
May 11, 2000, 2:45 a.m. CST
Kevin Bacon looks positively EEEEEE-VIL in this. We approve... we just hope they don't screw it up in the end by having him do anything GOOD at the last minute. Then again, we are talking about Hollywood, here, aren't we? The Undead have spoken.
May 11, 2000, 2:46 a.m. CST
by honeys dead
The movie was incomplete but was in general very enjoyable. The best part was when things start going invisable (dont want to spoil anything). The highlight by far at the test screening was when an elevator comes crashing down and the effects are not completed, actors are wearing green suits in one scene, then a scene is complete, then half complete, then strait up computer animation, then two story board stills (that was sooooo funny), then CG, then half complete and so on. I was asked to stay and review the film and the most asked for improvement was for better character development and an explanation as to why Kevin Bacon does some things (again dont want to spoil anything). If I had to compare it to a film it would fall inbetween Deep Blue Sea and Stir of Echos but with much better effects in it's incomplete stage than those films had in their final version. I talked to Paul Verhoeven after the film briefly and made my suggestions, in one scene Kevin Bacon catches a fly with his invisable hand, my suggestion; "why didnt he tear the wings off of the fly" in which he replied "That does sound most interesting". Again I dont want to spoil too much so see the film to find out what I am talking about.
May 11, 2000, 4:28 a.m. CST
The best thing about him is that he REALLY divides audiences. Some people (myself included) think his films are incredibly clever satires, with a dark sense of humour, a political edge, but with tongue firmly in the cheek a lot of the time (I'll never forget how well 'Troopers' played to a preview audience at the National Film Theatre in London), whereas other people just think that he completely shit, and refuse to see any artistic merit in anything he does. Who else does this?
May 11, 2000, 5:28 a.m. CST
Starship Troopers should've been HUGE. Why? Becuase it was a near perfect satire. It RIPPED the piss out of the 90210 mentality, and delivered a shocking and hilarious insight into the fascist/ultra-capitalist psyche. The whole movie is a nudge and a wink to an intelligent, socially aware audience. Its a joke. And a fucking hilarious joke at that. I know a lot of people who hated the film - the most common complaint being that it was too 'American Cheese.' I have great difficulty convincing them that that was the whole point of the film. Verhoeven is Dutch, as I'm sure you're all aware - I get the feeling that Troopers went over a LOT of heads in the States - like I said earlier, the film should've been HUGE. Why wasn't it? Any thoughts? Did you guys over there just not get the joke?
May 11, 2000, 5:50 a.m. CST
by Jon L. Ander
with you on that splinter. At the screenings i saw EVERYONE loved it. The bit when carl comes in at the end dressed like a gestapo officer was genius.
May 11, 2000, 6:11 a.m. CST
totally with you (esp about the carl waling on bit) - but this is what i think is weird. I have seen a bit of Verhoeven talking about the film, and he used words like 'romantic' in describing the society he portrays in the first half hour of the movie. But a lot of people who admire the film would claim the opposite - that it's a distopia (complete with trademark bad disco scene). So what's going on? Is he continuing the 'joke' in his interviews? Is his satire just instinctive - does he not quite realise how funny bits like Carl in gestapo uniform are? What do you reckon? (I also loved all the bits Harry wrote at the time about whether it's a western, a war film etc...)
May 11, 2000, 8:38 a.m. CST
on the DVD for Starship there is an audio track where Verhoven talks about everything scene by scene and it is very apparent that he is indeed in on the joke at every step of development.
May 11, 2000, 9:34 a.m. CST
by savage lollipop
I do agree with all like minded folks that Verhoven is the sharpest, subtlest, and most obvious satirist working in film today-- at any momoent his films can be taken as either absurdly serious or gravely comic. Love it, need it, anticipate it. As for Hollow Man, what I'm wondering is what he'll be satirising here... and I hope it's the assumption that without society, man would destroy himself and/or civilisation. If he was to take a knock at that tired ol' idea it would be radical. Eternal seems to think that the film is gonna give all those nasty thoughts we have permission to roam free, so we can let go for that rollercoaster ride we've been lined up for for so long. But eternal, we're already living in the unconscious. Do you get out much? I mean, BFD, "evil"... after all, when you get a good loook at it, "evil" is pretty banal, or at best, really silly and funny.
May 11, 2000, 11:49 a.m. CST
Augh! They couldn't make the trailer without a major spoiler? Right at the end, where Elizabeth Shue is falling. Avert your eyes if you want to avoid it.
May 11, 2000, 4:58 p.m. CST
That's a new one. The real question, though, is what was going on with Showgirls? Was that all a big joke so subtle and, well, Dutch, that nobody got it? Or was nobody supposed to get it, in some kind of intricate post-modern game with the audience that makes Verhoeven laugh his head off behind closed doors? Or was it really just a total write-off?
May 12, 2000, 1:54 a.m. CST
I'm no physicist, but in order to hit the earth with meteorites in real time, wouldn't the bugs have to fart at the space rocks so hard that they travel faster than light? What are they eating, man? Liked the movie anyway. Verhoeven is a loon, that's all.
May 12, 2000, 4:48 a.m. CST
I love the trailer, especially after the door bell rings and it goes to that horror music beat. I gotta say I wasn't totally happy w/ Starship Troopers... I'd prefered the happy ending on the DVD ( the kiss ) rather than the fast cut ending. Hollow Man will definitely be one of my summer must sees along w/ the Patriot, X Men, MI-2, Nutty 2, MM& I , Gone in 60 secs and Space Cowboys. As for what would I do if I were an Invisible man... I would kick Crimes ASS!!! I would be the Invisible Avenger. I smack bad guys around. I would also slap all the a$$holes of the world on the forehead just for being A holes. Saddam would be sodomed. I'd capture Milosovich. O.J. would know fear as I would mind fuck him into thinking I was Ron & Nicole's ghosts. I'd serious damage to all the world's big bad guys. Oh, Oh yeah I'd also go into a LOT of female locker rooms :) . I am still a guy.Just looking, no touching... honest. Maybe Jennifer Connelly's bedroom too....
May 12, 2000, 4:52 a.m. CST
IMHO it is Soldier of Orange with a butt kicking performance by a young Rutger Hauer. If you haven't seen it, see it. Great WW2 flick. Great flick period. One of my favorite foreign flicks since I saw it as a kid. ROBOCOP comes in at second. But Soldier rocks.
May 12, 2000, 11:49 a.m. CST
Oh! A cheesy special effects movie that deals with the ethical conundrum of what a person would become if they weren't under the close scrutiny of social morays. Boo! How pathetic! Gee how many shower sceens are we going to get to see in this one? Especially since we're dealing with the complex issues of society and everyone knows that boobies, and the ability to see them, is an integral part of our social order. And maybe for flavor we'll have the pathos of isolation and segregation. Fuck me with a red-hot stick covered in ants!
May 12, 2000, 4:49 p.m. CST
I can't believe i'm actually reading people referring to starship troopers as a great movie, and an under-appreciated classic! My best friend and i thought we were all alone on that one! I can't believe no one "got" that movie. Maybe there should have been a disclaimer at the door for moronic american movie goers. WARNING: This film is an meant to be a sci-fi/war/SATIRE. Enter at your own half-witted risk...
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