“The Invisible Man,” directed by Leigh Whannell is portrayed as a sick narcissist with possessive tendencies. The spotlight is on domestic abuse which is somewhat exaggerated. The way Whannell frames the scenes to include the invisible man is brilliant and leaves the audience searching for answers and what happens next.
Cecelia Kass (Elizabeth Moss) plays a powerful role as a Bay Area architect who has recently run away from her relationship filled with tension and hostility. Cecelia plans an escape from her husband which will change her life, forever.
Her husband Adrian, (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), is an extremely intelligent inventor who specializes in optics. Adrian is a genius but also a manipulator and Cecelia found herself fed up with being controlled.
Her strength and determination to leave the situation shows a sense of women empowerment throughout the film. She does an immaculate job of adding suspense to the movie with her skillful acting.
Emily Kass (Harriet Dyer) plays Cecelia’s sister, she brings feelings of relief and hope to the storyline when it comes to Cecelia.
There is a long chain of events which eventually leave the audience with their jaws dropped and wanting more.
The visual effects are enticing to the audience, the way scenes play out which include Cecelia and the invisible man add a plot twist that will blow your mind.
The storyline will have the audience ready to jump out of their seat as each encounter with the invisible man leaves Cecelia isolated and scared for her life.
The background music is intense and adds feelings of suspense and fear. Benjamin Wallfisch composed the music for this thriller, adding the perfect ambiance.
The film carries a low budget of $7 million and earned a Thursday night opening of roughly $1.7 million. It is projected to be a hit movie with a $30 million weekend forecast. Whannell and the crew did a superb job of adding the right amount of horror, fear and tension.
This is a must see horror movie and makes it clear that Whannell is a master when it comes to developing suspense, instilling fear in the audience and keeping them locked in.