Continuing with Movie Mondays, let’s have a chat about The Invisible Man. There may be a few spoilers in here, so consider yourself warned even if I don’t think anything I’ve added here takes away from enjoying the movie.
I’m not the biggest fan of horror, but I can appreciate a movie that’s well made, and this is a well-made film. Performances, music, camera shots, premise–all work together to create a compelling story. I did gasp a couple of times.
Elizabeth Moss acts her ass off. A good chunk of the movie is her, her reactions, even her fighting with nothing. She has to make it believable, and she does. Mind you, I spent a great portion of this film yelling at her to find something she could throw at the dude so she could see him. It took her a little longer than I would’ve liked to take my advice, but, hey, it’s a horror film.
Next point: I have often said that Aldis Hodge should be in all the things. I stand by that previous statement. It was great seeing Storm Reid again, too. In fact, at one point I yelled that if neither of their characters made it out of the movie alive, the I would write a scathing review. Ryan asked if it would be sharply worded. I can assure you that it most certainly would have been.
I will say that the movie sagged a little in the middle for me, and I’m not sure how I feel about those last fifteen minutes or the conclusion. If there were a weak point, I would say that’s it. On the whole, it works as both a piece of entertainment and as a commentary on domestic abuse.
Oh, and I did get some weird vibes at one point in the story. Hint: It has to do with the fact that Elizabeth Moss was also in The Handmaid’s Tale.
End take: If you like suspense, then I think you’ll like this one. If you like classic horror, then I think you’ll like this one. If you’re looking for all blood and gore all the time…eh, maybe? If you don’t like horror at all, I think you can still handle it. Probably. Maybe. YMMV