Movie Review: The Invisible Man

March 16, 2020

Details from IMDB:

 

The Invisible Man (2020)

| | HorrorMysterySci-Fi | 28 February 2020 (USA)
 
7.5/10
29,292
 
When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Director:

 Leigh Whannell

Writers:

 Leigh Whannell (screenplay by), Leigh Whannell (screen story by)

Initial Thoughts:

We were on holiday and could have a drink and the chairs were really compy (lazy boy style chair), so we went. I'm glad I did as a local theater chain (Cineplex) has shut down with the COVID-19 pandemic, crazy times we live in! I should also note that I have never seen any other versions of this, I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.

Main Points:

Elisabeth Moss(from The Handmaid's Tale) is excellent here and is really the last part of this movie. The director does a good job with creepy music and ominous scenes. The idea that you are always being watched/listened to by someone invisible is certainly scary.

The special effects are good, nice music and some great action scenes. There are certainly moments where the tension gets to you and you get some good jumps/scares.
I think one of the big issues is that the movie just jumps right in and there is never a chance for much character development, hence you have a hard time caring about most of the characters.

As my wife said the movie gets more far fetched the longer it's on. As you get towards the end even though the invisibility is explained in a reasonable way, it's almost ridiculous. It will probably due better in theaters than it would have normally as there is just lack of normal selection.

Final Thoughts:

I'm not saying I hated this movie, I didn't at all. I enjoyed it but only a limited amount. There is a twist/surprise at the end but really it just doesn't add a whole lot.

As usual, I would say please don't bring your children. Due to blood, violence, language and mature subject matter, I would say ages 17+. I give this 6.5 out of 10 and only a mild recommendation. This spring will likely be a slow time for movies and maybe you shouldn't be at the movies anyway for a while, so I'd sit it out.