A review by Shlomoh Sherman
March 18, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020)
Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: Leigh Whannell (screenplay by), Leigh Whannell (screen story by)
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer
The Invisible Man (2020) on IMDb 7.5/10
Plot Summary: When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Plot Keywords: murder - relationships - death - violence
Taglines: What You Can't See Can Hurt You
Genres: Horror - Mystery - Sci-Fi - Thriller
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for some strong bloody violence, and language.
Parents Guide: See below
Country: Australia - USA - Canada - UK
Release Date: February 28, 2020 (USA)
Filming Locations: Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Box Office: Budget:$7,000,000 (estimated) - Gross USA: $52,693,570 - Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $98,293,570
Company Credits: Production Co: Goalpost Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Dark Universe
Runtime: 124 min
Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos - 12-Track Digital Sound
I am happy to see the advent of the new horror-thriller movies so reminesent of the 1930s and 1940s Universal horror masterpieces.
To tell the truth, neither the original Claude Raines film nor the 2020 version can be actually be described as horror movies. They are more of the thriller-suspense genre. Nothing supernaturally occurs in them as does in movies such as Frankenstein or Dracula.
However, The Invisible Man  will keep you on the edge of your seat and jumping with its sudden scare moments, and there are plenty.
The Trivia section below correctly categorizes it as Sleeping With the Enemy spliced together with the Invisible Man. It IS the ME TOO movie of this socially conscious era.
The story is about the protagonist, Cecilia, who attempts to escape from her abusive boyfriend. Trying to re-build a better life for herself, she finds herself followed and threatened by a now unseen antagonist who not only attacks her but the people she is close to as well.
If she is to survive, she must quickly learn how to blindly find her attacker and destroy him on her own since none of her friends believe that she is being pursued by an invisible entity.
The action is nonstop heart-pounding suspense. As jaded as I am to this type of film, the new Invisible Man scared the shit out of me in a way that the original 1933 film could not do.
If you have any kind of heart condition, my advice is to STAY AWAY!
As usual, I append to my own review, that of one review found at IMDB. Here is an excerpt from the February 26, 2020 review by Monicacrossan.
Must see of 2020!
KUDOS to Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia Kass. I have loved this magnificent actress since MADMEN and THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Cecilia Kass: He said that wherever I went, he would find me, walk right up to me, and I wouldn't be able to see him.
Cecilia Kass: [to Tom] You're the jellyfish version of him.
PARENTS GUIDE FOR THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020)
MPAA - Rated R for some strong bloody violence, and language.
SEX & NUDITY
VIOLENCE & GORE
FRIGHTENING & INTENSE SCENES
Prolonged suspense and frightening scenes from the offset. There are several scenes of gruesome violence
SPOILERS: The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.
SEX & NUDITY
It is implied a woman was raped while unconscious after she is revealed to be pregnant. It is not clear if she was raped in her sleep or if her ex-boyfriend switched different drugs with her birth control while they were yet together.
VIOLENCE & GORE
A woman stabs a man several times using a fountain pen. In the same scene she uses the same fountain pen to slit her wrists in a suicide attempt.
Why you should watch the Invisible Man
Read about The Invisible Man On the Internet Movie Data Base
Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... Cecilia Kass
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Adrian Griffin
Harriet Dyer ... Emily Kass
Aldis Hodge ... James Lanier
Storm Reid ... Sydney Lanier
Michael Dorman ... Tom Griffin
Benedict Hardie ... Marc (Architect)
Renee Lim ... Doctor Lee
Brian Meegan ... Lyft Driver
Nick Kici ... Taylor (Waiter)
Vivienne Greer ... Screaming Woman
Nicholas Hope ... Head Doctor
Cleave Williams ... Orderly
Cardwell Lynch ... Police Officer
Sam Smith ... Detective Reckley
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