YMMV / Hollow Man

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Is Caine really that evil and crazy, or did his fellow scientists force his hand? Did the serum make him less empathetic and psychotic or did invisibility simply allow him to indulge in his darker desires?
  • Critical Research Failure: When Caine is injected with the serum there is visible air bubbles in the fluid. Getting air bubbles injected is at best very painful, at worst fatal.
    • That could explain why Caine was in a lot of pain when he was turning invisible.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Kevin Bacon playing a character named Sebastian. It's also pretty funny to see him and Thanos of all people were co-workers.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The invisible rape sequence.
  • Paranoia Fuel: One of your colleagues is invisible. And insane. And right behind you. And he wants to kill you. (Rape is not off the table either.) Trying to electrocute him (the cure) will just turn him into a mass of walking organs.
    • There's also the part of the film where Caine drags a guy into a pool and drowns him, and the guy's wife looks outside and thinks her husband just fell in.
    • The transformation sequence. It's possible that even a single drop of serum is enough. Your heart just felt warm and is tingling?
  • Retroactive Recognition: Greg Grunberg (the pilot in Lost, Matt Parkman in Heroes) plays a supporting character.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Both the transition from/to invisibility and the invisible effects themselves are impressive. The 3D model of Kevin Bacon has since been donated for scientific research.
  • The Woobie: The raped neighbor. She's been raped by an invisible man. Exactly how would she cope with what happened? Especially since there's no way she can tell anyone about the invisible man without being seen as crazy.