Here’s the premise: Cecilia is in an abusive and controlling relationship, she escapes in the middle of the night and stays with a fried. She receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead, but found a way to be invisible to continue to torture her.
I was already excited about an updated invisible man, then I found out Jason Blum was tied to it, then I was as giddy as a school girl, I have not seen anything with his name attached that has let me down yet, and this was no exception.
Director Leigh Whannell, gives us a very fun and very suspenseful take on an old classic, his camera shot and tricks makes this version a cut above all the others. He brings to life and makes us believe, that a man can be invisible and that in the hands of a psychopath that is even scarier.
I have loved Elisabeth Moss, since I saw her in Handmaid’s tale, she is perfect in this film; the combination of beaten down woman and the warrior inside was absolutely perfect, and Moss played the role with ease. In contrast, Oliver Jackson-Cohen lays down the foundation of the abuser very well, you see how controlling he is as the first part of the film plays out, and so the invisible to torture is an easy leap.
Overall, this is a fun, totally edge of your seat; grab the person next to you kind of movie, and it is damn near perfect.
I highly recommend THE INVISIBLE MAN.