Review: The Invisible Man
He can hear us.
Cecelia (Elisabeth Moss) escapes from her abusive boyfriend in the middle of the night, only to find he's committed suicide two weeks later. She's then plagued by un-explainable things and comes to the conclusion that he's not really dead and that he's just found a way to be invisible. Now she has to get everyone else to believe her.
When trailers for this first came out, I honestly didn't even think of the H.G Wells classic this is apparently re-imagined from. Aside from a man learning to be invisible, there's not much overlap. But if you're disappointed that you won't be getting a Dark Universe one with Johnny Depp, Leigh Whannell's film is here to give you what you didn't even know you wanted.
We as the audience never doubt Cecelia. We know straight away she's telling the truth and our suspense is what Adrian will do next. And this film IS tense. I was surprised to see the run time exceeded 2 hours because it certainly didn't feel like that. There's not much room to breathe.
Elisabeth Moss gives a very memorable performance and it's nice to see her in a film where they're not shoving the camera right up in her face constantly (Hi, Handmaid's Tale) I also really enjoyed Aldis Hodge as her friend James, who takes her in after she runs and his daughter Sydney. (Storm Reid) The few light moments this film does offer surrounds those three and I thought they had wonderful chemistry together.
There's a few distracting elements to this movie that brought it down a bit for me. Like how that restaurant where you know what happens HAD to have cameras and who the hell is feeding that dog? But over all, this is a nice tense thriller.
Memorable Quote: "who are you going to spray with that?" - James (Aldis Hodge(