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Movie Review: The Invisible Man!


indexThe Invisible Man (2020)
Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Storm Reid
Directed By: Leigh Whannell

Much has been made about Universal’s misguided attempt to launch “Dark Universe”, a series of films starring the studio’s classic monsters that started and abruptly ended with Tom Cruise’s The Mummy in 2017. After that failure to launch, the studio gave up on trying to combat the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and instead allowed other filmmakers and studios to use some of their classic monsters. The first of those partnerships is Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man, which updates the H.G. Wells classic tale for the modern day in both setting and theme. Whereas the original story and Claude Rains 1933 film detailed the slow descent into madness of the main character after he gains the power of invisibility, this new take from writer/director Leigh Whannell (Saw, Upgrade) instead puts the focus on Elizabeth Moss’ Cecilia, who believes that she’s being tormented by her abusive ex after his death. Read the rest of this entry