The Invisible Man: Review

Written by Wesley Emmott

The Invisible Man (2020) is directed and written by Leigh Whannell, a reboot to the adaptations of HG Wells’s science fiction book of the same name, that gives you an unease that follows you all the way back home.

The story is about Cecelia “Cee” Kass (Elisabeth Moss) trying to move on with her life after the supposed death of her abusive boyfriend Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), but her life is invaded by an invisible person using their position to stalk and harass Cee, turning her friends and family against her one by one. What I like most about this is how it shows her suffering. It’s similar to the feeling of being robbed but twentyfold, the intrusiveness and pervasiveness that follows her wherever she goes, coupled with Cee’s own trauma. I couldn’t help but appreciate the music, subtle enough to let the horror work by itself, it isn’t overly loud or obnoxious like many bad horror films and even some good ones. Was a smidge predictable at times and one scene I got a chuckle at, but I definitely enjoyed this one.

Elisabeth Moss does a great job portraying Cee, and how the constant torment takes its repeated toll on her, she thrives as the main character. The other side characters are the people she lives with James Lanier (Aldis Hodge) and his daughter Sydney (Storm Reid). They do their jobs within the story well and were each pretty consistent.

Leigh Whannell breathes new life into this concept that makes you feel like someone’s breathing down your neck and a must for any horror fans. There really isn’t much I disliked about it, and I’d love to see what he does next.

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