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.
Invisible man is the 2nd film directed by Leigh Whannell ( co-creator of Saw).
Unfortunately, it’s another remake. A remake with an UPGRADE of the story of the invisible man. Ok, this film has some great cinematography, beautiful opening scene, and great overhead shots of the city.
Elizabeth Moss plays Ceclia ( here Moss is channelling Jodi Foster in Silence of the lambs, there’s a bit of Clarice in the character) Ceclia is in a TOXIC relationship with Adrian ( Oliver Jackson-Cohan). So, after leaving him and living with a friend, James (Aldis Hodge) , this is when the horror happens.
So, SURPRISINGLY, there’s hardly any jump scares, a couple false scares at the start ( a trademark for horror, if there’s no 1st scare in the 1st 30 mins, the film is shit). Leigh has learnt some tricks of the trade, and parts of the film have you think it’s someone/something else, but, there’s a twist.
The effects are quite good, acting is strong, the music, haunting. It is better than The Mummy remake, it still is a shame this itself is a remake, yet, it’s alright. The differences in this compared to others, makes it interesting, but Leigh needs to focus on NEW CONTENT, get James Wan to direct films about the Shadow Doll, Sandy Hook idol and to give us sequels to Hellfest.
The Invisible Man is not a great film, it isn’t bad, just a shame it’s another remake, though, the best so far in the failed dark universe.