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Glorifies rape and violence? Excuse me? Which planet do you people live on? The planet I live on, Earth, is populated by a species known as homo sapiens, and a quite substantial portion of the male population of said species WOULD commit sexual offenses if they were INVISIBLE and thought they CAN'T GET CAUGHT. Especially an egomaniac like the main character. On the DVD commentary track, Verhoeven, Bacon, and the screenwriter discuss the character. It's all there, he's an exhibitionist (flashy cars, half posing in front of the women before the first injection), he's a man for whom control is a very crucial issue, and he's a man for whom sex, like everything else, is a matter of control and superiority. And are you forgetting that other than survival, sex is the most powerful instinct in a male? Are rapes an uncommon thing? Do you think people don't do it more because of high moral standards or a fear of getting caught? This movie is about a man who turns invisible, and what the enormous power over others that he's given does to change him. Verhoeven mentioned that thousands of years ago, Plato wrote in one of his dialogues (The Rebublic, for those who want to look it up) about the nature of humans, and how fear of getting caught might be the reason why some men appear 'just'. As an example, Plato gave a man who could turn invisible. This movie asks the same question, and shows what happens to a character who is initially likeable, but is human and has evil in him. Just like that nice high school kid who was so nice to old people, right before the drunken date rape. I'm not saying Hollow Man is a deeply philosophical movie, or worthy of drawing any deep parallels between it and Plato's writings; what I am saying is that if you are shocked by this movie, then you are a prude, and a complete idiot who probably called Fight Club too violent and thought A Clockwork Orange was horrible crap that promoted rape. DEPICTION IS NOT PROMOTION.
As for the movie... starts wonderfully, stays interesting until the end, where it just turns into a mindless action/thriller movie. Mindless, but entertaining still. Don't expect anything horribly deep, and be amazed by the eye candy and Kevin Bacon's performance. And mind your step, lest you fall into the huge gaping plot hole involving an elevator shaft.
(the freezer thing is slightly far-fetched, but i don't see why they should be shivering after three minutes of being in -40 -50 degree cold? keep in mind that we're talking centigrade here, which you can deduce from below zero temperatures being marked blue instead of red on the dial, which clearly didn't go lower than -60 C, and from the fact that they're scientists, who would use either kelvin or centigrade)
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