Director :Leigh Whannell
Producer(s) : Jason Blum and Kylie du Fresne
Cast : Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman and Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Genre : Thriller/Horror
Release Date : March 6, 2020 (Nigeria)
Awesome-o-Metre : 6.0/10
Revue of THE INVISIBLE MAN
The Invisible Man tells the story of Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) who is trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist but manages to escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding leading her abusive partner to commit suicide. However, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax as a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
The Invisible Man is one of Universals most recognizable properties and is supposed to be part of their Dark Universe (which universe seems to be unraveling) so I was super excited to see this movie once it hit cinemas this past weekend, but I was a tad bit disappointed. I expected this film to be as exciting as Kevin Bacon’s Hollow Man but honestly, it wasn’t half as exciting and this is in no small part due to the series of gaping plot holes that littered the whole film. There were so many inconsistencies with some being so significant as to go to the root of the whole film and this deflated my enjoyment of the film.
For all the deflation caused by the plot holes, the film made up for in tension and anxiety inducing scenes. The film didnt use of jump scares but, but rather deployed amazing camerawork to capture wide which lingered on empty rooms making it seem like there was something there even though we cant see what (or who) it was and this style is anxiety inducing. However, if you are impatient this will seem like a bit of a borefest but just hang in there, as even though the film doesnt pick up the pace, it gets more intense…even though the conclusion is so apparent that Stevie Wonder could have seen it a mile off. I must warn that if you have trypophobia, there are a few scenes that may trigger this anxiety- I am not sure if this was intentional by the film’s producers but just be on your guard.
Jason Blum has become this generation’s master of horror and The Invisible Man is a quite the treat for the horror fans but I am more particular about water tight plots so it wasn’t as pleasing to me. However, if you are one for scares and anxiety inducing entertainment, then The Invisible Man is just the film for you. Did you like The Invisible Man? I am curious to hear what you think, so let me know in the comment section below or reach me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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