The Invisible Man (2020) Is What US (Jordan Peele) Needs To Be, But Does It Better!

Thriller and horror films have been coming up with fresh and innovative screenplays in recent years, and The Invisible Man fits right in. Director Leigh Whannell (he penned Saw & Insidious) gives a fantastic spin on Universal Monster’s classic ‘Invisible Man’ as a story of twisted romance and domestic abuse. Elizabeth Moss gives unnerving and brilliant performance as Cecile that would make Hitchcock proud. Her expressive mien, heavy breathing & close-up shots offer a new meaning to horror build-up as it rely more on the actor’s performance than silly props. Sometimes claustrophobic but always gripping, intense and shocking, Invisible Man‘s twists come at cleverly unexpected times – raising the bar for the genre and becomes an instant classic. A thoroughly planned film, camera angles, sound effects along with supporting casts and characters (Aldis Hodge & Storm Reid) – all bring exciting (and paralyzing!) movie-watching experience. What started out as a domestic-abuse survivor turns into a Sci-Fi revenge, poetic-justice narrative that ends in a classic he said/she said debate and an open-ended conclusion, leaving it up to the audience whether they believe a woman’s abusive horror or simply think “she makes it up”. With an impressive $9 million budget that rakes up to $49 million (8/03/2020) in box-office, The Invisible Man serves as a touchstone saying it’s possible to make a clever, profound and successful female-led, inclusive thriller if only it has the right script.

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