The Invisible Man: Like what you can’t see.

My 200th post is not far away and I was thinking of doing another Q&A to mark the occasion. I’m looking for the most strange, fun and weird questions that would make for an entertaining post. Just leave your questions in the comments section of any of my posts and the best ones will be featured in the 200th. Thanks for your time and enjoy the review.

It’s the second week in a row that we’re looking at a Blumhouse film and you seriously never know what you’re going to get from this company. We might get a great movie like Get Out or a laughably bad movie like Truth or Dare. Luckily their latest movie, The Invisible Man, was on the more entertaining end of the spectrum.

This comes from the same guy that gave us Upgrade a few years back, a pretty good action movie that isn’t very memorable other than for its unique premise. The Invisible Man I would say is better than Upgrade whilst still being flawed.

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I don’t know why but I had very low expectations going into Invisible Man and which probably helped with my enjoyment factor. The opening to the movie is probably one of the best I have seen in a while as it does a great job of setting the stage for what’s to come and the abusive relationship between the main character and the villain. There are some things that I find silly about the abusive boyfriend but it is salvaged a bit by the amazing acting of Elisabeth Moss who plays the victim in this story.

There were some pretty cool sequences with The Invisible Man as at the start it isn’t very obvious that he’s messing things up for people and it could possibly be because Elisabeth Moss’s trauma is making her see things. The rest of the cast is also pretty good, there is good cinematography and, after seeing Fantasy Island, I appreciate that they don’t telegraph the scares and it’s all silent with very limited sound used. Take note horror writers, that’s how you set a suspenseful scene!

Onto the negatives, there was a point that it lost me and it was around the middle. I don’t want to spoil anything but the main girl is a foot away from another character when the Invisible Man hits them and of course the main character takes the blame for it. We learn the Invisible Man is wearing a full body camouflage suit and I never saw pockets on it so how did no one in this full restaurant see a floating object hit this person? The girl has valuable evidence that can prove her ex is stalking her in an invisibility suit but she either forgets about it or never considers a way that doesn’t make her sound like a raving crazy person. I guess the excuse is that her ex is really really smart, but I’m only ever told about this and there isn’t enough scenes proving how smart he is.

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Anyway, my final thought on Invisible Man is it’s a pretty good horror movie, with some creative ideas, but it can be a bit silly with some of it’s character motives and actions. I will be fair and say it did really pick up towards the end with the ending leaving me intrigued. Definitely worth checking out in cinemas if this is your type of movie and it gets a strong 8/10.

One thought on “The Invisible Man: Like what you can’t see.

  1. B.C,
    Do you ensure that you are in the right mindset before watching a movie? And are you in the same mindset each time to ensure that your reviews are all on a level playing field?

    And what do you eat whilst watching a movie please…

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