Invisible Man

The Story

After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back.

The Good

The movie starts where Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) is escaping her abusive boyfriend Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). The movie is slow to start off with, but as it gets going you find out that Adrian was a controlling abusive boyfriend, Cecilia couldn’t take anymore and leaves him. He is some sort of scientific genius who has invented a suit that he can wear that makes him invisible. He can’t take the fact that Cecilia left him, so he fakes his death and goes after her. It’s a different modern day take on the invisible man story, one told from the woman’s perspective. Elisabeth Moss is great, the cinematography and CGI are great too.

The Bad

There’s quite a lot of plot holes in this movie and a lot of unanswered questions too, like how did he make the suits and who for? How many suits did he make? There was multiple suits like the one Adrian wore, the one Cecilia took and the one the brother also wore. It took about half of the movie before you even find out he was invisible from wearing a suit not from a scientific accident gone wrong. It was different that they did the movie from Cecilia’s perspective, but the invisible man Adrian really was invisible. You don’t find out anything about his background or the suits, you just get pieces of the story. I personally preferred another recent take on The Invisible Man which was Hollow Man. It’s a similar idea to this movie, but the scientist played by Kevin Bacon becomes mad because of the experiments he does on himself.

The Verdict

The Invisible Man is a decent update to the HG Wells version, but it has a lot of unanswered questions which could have made it better.

⭐️ ⭐️ out of five stars.

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