Bon film fantastique avec un mystérieux agent du FBI interprété par Kyle MacLachlan. Ca ne vous dit rien ? ------- Good fantasy film with a mysterious FBI agent played by Kyle MacLachlan. It means nothing to you?
One of the those goofy b movies where the violence starts off absurd but begins to feel almost nihilistic. It's dated but it really zips along at a psychotic pace. Offers a nice variation on the buddy cop dynamic that takes a surreal turn by the end. I can't decide if the blatant use of Chekov's gun in this is stupid or brilliant. You'll see what I mean.
I think just a few people who knew how great this movie is. THE HIDDEN is a hidden gem. The plot is kinda cool. About alien who possessed some people and did some crime. Then, get pursued by police and FBI agent. Director Jack Sholder could make such an intense storytelling from start to finish. He combined some elements like sci-fi and crime very well. THE HIDDEN is really an underrated movie. It's a cult classic...
Why is it that the concept of body hopping aliens is so fascinating? Maybe because we realize that below this entertaining fantasy there is hidden a deep truth: we all are possessed by thousands of little self-replicating entities that control our body and behaviour in order to survive us by getting into the next generation of bodies.
What I wouldn't give to be able to go back in time and make myself watch this when I was 13. If I had done so, it would have been one of my favourite films of all time. Part buddy cop, part action, part horror, part crime thriller, part science fiction and part action - it has everything I would have loved at that age. What the hell am I talking about? It has everything I love now. Marvellous fun.