The Invisible Man ★★★★ Letterboxd Score
Written and Directed by: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer
Blumhouse Productions, Nervous Tick In Theatres Now
Nothing is more terrifying to me than being in a situation where no one believes you. People think you’re crazy, they doubt you and anxiety sets in. Then you doubt yourself and start question yourself “Am I actually crazy?”. This is so ghastly exhibited in Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man”
A contemporary adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name. This new rendition beautifully captures the horrid essence of the original story while still giving the tale a tasteful modern take. The simplicity of the story leaves room for a more imaginative thrill. There are several long takes that quite literally leave you holding your breath in an anxious grasp at the edge of your seat.
The way Whannell allows for the suspense to build is what makes this movie so terrifying. Elisabeth Moss’ character Cecilia Kass adds such a level of intensity that adds to the overall eeriness of the film. Elisabeth Moss’ facial queues are something out of a master class. The way she can so easily convey emotion by a small lip twitch or eye movement is incredible. She absolutely devoured her character and she absolutely made this movie what it is. Moss turned it from being just another B-List Hollywood horror film to something so much more special. It was a sight to behold watching Moss bring to life the plot and story line. By the end, you wanted more and you could not help but get excited to see where this could go. Do not let this one slip by, go check out “The Invisible Man”