Hollow Man and Social Fears

Analysis of the film “Hollow Man” and how it succesfully conveys its main theme: the fear of death.

Our world is dominated by fears of death – all fears ultimately end in the fear of death. Icarus could fly, Caine became invisible. “Hollow Man” is just that – a man in pursuit of that which will ultimately rob him of his soul, Caine is indeed hollow. The adventure story is by far the easiest medium to express the black and white nature of this confrontation of social fears. We are not allowed to challenge God / Nature / Society. “Hollow Man” delivers all of this in one simple film.