Movie: The Invisible Man
Direction: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Music: Benjamin Wallfisch
Cinematographer: Stefan Duscio
Editor: Andy Canny
Genre: Sci-fi, Mystery
What is it about: Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass(Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of the night and disappears into hiding. After the suicide of her ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) as series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of her loved ones. What happens next forms the crux of the story directed by Leigh Whannell.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this film.
What to watch out for: The original was based on the popular novel by H.G.Wells in 1897 of the same title. The first film was made in 1933, by Universal Pictures. That paved way for many sequels and spin-offs. The film is an official reboot of the old series. Brilliant writing and meticulous execution makes this reboot one of the most credible adaptation till date. It doesn’t disappoint you at any level. It covers all it requires to be a horror and a thriller. It takes a deliberate time to establish the characters and draws in the audience with undivided attention. The jump scares are authentic and literally catches you off guard. It’s been really long since I’ve had such an experience for a thriller or a horror film.
Elisabeth moss as Cecilia was an amazing performer. She was very convincing and played the character to the dot. Oliver Jackson-Cohen was commendable. Michael Dorman and Aldis Hodge were perfect in their respective attires.
The movie didn’t have any exaggerating VFX; it was perfectly rendered to the requirement, which was perfectly presented on the screen. The sound was complimenting the visuals. The cinematography by Stefan Duscio was amazing, especially during an action scene. Andy Canny did a very fine job in editing.
Verdict: Leigh Whannell, did an amazing job in reviving long lost franchise. Couldn’t have asked for more, it was a perfect balance of the genre which keeps you glued to screen. An edge of the seat thriller, which pays a good tribute to the classic. Definitely worth a watch don’t miss it.