It was good, but it was also SLoooooooooooooooooooooooooW at times and as a viewer, I was struggling to understand what was happening.
The opening of the movie starts off with Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) and Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) who plays her husband. They are sleeping in a GORGEOUS mansion and she’s basically running away. It honestly reminded me of “Sleeping with the Enemy” 1991 ‧ Thriller/Drama starring Julia Roberts. In fact, if you have seen “Sleeping with the Enemy”, you will most certainly know that this 2020 “The Invisible Man” tears pages and incorporates it within our modern time. Truthfully, I don’t appreciate that mister Leigh Whannell and H. G. Wells (screenwriters). Now, don’t get me wrong, there are some twists and turns and this movie is enjoyable, but it forces you to just wait and see!
I did have some background to share about this particular movie though. It is rumored that Universal gave Leigh a blank check to make a great movie after a few “scary” movies bombed, like “The Mummy” (2017) as an example. The movie was made with a $7 Million budget and if we remember a classic movie called “SAW” (2004) with the same writer, Mr. Leigh Whannell, that movie’s budget was $1.2 Million and it grossed $103.9 Million. I say, Universal took a chance with this movie and might be pleasantly surprised. Although I don’t love the concept because it is redundant, I do like the story.
I have to be honest, I’m not much of a movie talker but there were some like BAM moments and I jumped! I also found that Elisabeth Moss acts in this movie the way she does in Handmaid’s Tale and I don’t love it! Can she please show us some versatility in her acting skills? I also found that the writers made her character a little too reserved at times and it KILLED ME as a woman! I was like NOPE! I wouldn’t, I would have run! I would have fought! I would have done SOMETHING! I just hate these movies where the audience sees a clear opportunity for defeat! And here is the character tripping over their shoelaces. I’m not saying this is what happened, I’m just saying some scenes are frustrating to watch and thus I personally needed to tell my neighbor that I was mad!
Back to numbers! NO DOUBT this movie is going to gross MORE than it cost to make and when I take that into consideration I thought to myself; Leigh Whannell is a master! I walked into this movie without realizing he wrote, directed, screen played, etc. this movie!
The invisible man, I think if you don’t watch it at the theaters or if you do you’re going to enjoy it either way, I DO feel it will be talked about NEGATIVELY or Positively but people will watch it. I can’t wait to see what you guys think!