the invisible man movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS THE INVISIBLE MAN AS THRILLING AS THE TITLE SUGGESTS?
This entertaining and well-made film is a psychological thriller, targeted for mature teens and up. There’s also violence within the horror themed, science fiction story.
After Cecilia’s abusive ex-boyfriend commits suicide, strange occurrences lead her to discover the truth that he faked his death and must prove that she is still being tormented by him — but nobody can see him.
Director: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman
Writer: Leigh Whannell
Release Date (Australia): 27 February 2020
Runtime: 124 minutes/2h 4m
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, USA
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains themes relating to domestic violence and emotional manipulation, as well as sense of threat and references to suicide.
The film contains bloody depictions of beatings, shootings and throat slittings.
The film contains aggressive uses of the word “f**k”.
R (for some strong bloody violence, and language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Leigh Whannell’s storytelling may not generally be expeditious, but his working execution of the science fiction-themed design is simply effective and shocking. It’s smart, psychological, breathtaking and especially assigns you to the edge of your seat, forming solid confirmation to the chilling line: “what you can’t see can hurt you”.
Elisabeth Moss absolutely nails delivering a cautious character who is being stalked by their believed-to-be-dead ex-partner. With the personalities and the implicit themes, The Invisible Man is able to blend you into the setting pretty effectively. There’s also the anticipated tension, surprises and scares as the plot unfolds. The ominous music and amazing sound effects certainly contribute to the impact of these scenes.
Unfortunately, The Invisible Man doesn’t lack a handful of unnecessary events and areas that are noticeably weaknesses to the film. The character development, psychological aspect and other specific points are all of essence to a well-constructed mystery. But The Invisible Man occasionally takes those elements too far or overly deeply. The psychological outline will understandably dissatisfy some viewers with low or high expectations.
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