Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine.

In the wake of SHOWGIRLS and STARSHIP TROOPERS, Paul Verhoeven was eager to make a film that, in his mind, would be more accessible to mainstream audiences than anything he’d done in quite some time. Thus, he decided to do a modern take on The Invisible Man, only for the finished film, HOLLOW MAN, to prove as controversial in its own way as his other films, opening to disappointing business and lukewarm reviews. Years later, it stands as a unique take on the Invisible Man formula and well-worth revisiting.
 





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