Christian Slater stars in the action-packed sequel to the box office hit Hollow Man as a volunteer soldier/assassin who goes mad after he turns invisible. A driven Seattle detective, Frank Turner, and the molecular biologist, Maggie Dalton, he's been assigned to protect, find themselves on the run from an undetectable solider gone rogue as he destroys everything in his path in order to to find the serum to save his life and punish the unscrupulous scientists and agents of the government responsible for this creation . . . Stars Christian Slater (True Romance, Interview with a Vampire), Peter Facinelli (The Scorpion King, TV's "Fastlane") and Laura Regan (Unbreakable).
Hollow Man 2
ups the ante established by Paul Verhoeven's 2000 science fiction thriller by involving not one but two invisible men in this direct-to-home-video sequel. Christian Slater is top billed as a former Army assassin who volunteers to undergo the same invisibility experiments endured by Kevin Bacon in the original film. Like before, Slater is rendered transparent but also dangerously unstable, and detectives Peter Facinelli and Laura Regan are called in to stop his killing spree. Scripter Joel Soisson has had a hand in most of the recent horror/thriller franchise sequels (Hellraiser
, and others), so he understands what's required to draw in genre fans (violence, special effects, nudity); what he's less capable at producing is an un-cliched script, which essentially strands Swiss director Claudio Fah and the cast (who are much better than the material). Undiscerning horror enthusiasts might check this out hoping for a quick thrill--and they'll find it here, but not much else. -- Paul Gaita