A new interpretation of the classic story The Invisible Man, by Herbert George Wells, launches on Friday, February 28, on our big screens, with a series of successes that we continue to review.
With Elisabeth Moss in the lead role, The Invisible Man manages to be a horror in the absence of commonplaces of the genre. Supernatural creatures are missing – but the scenes of confrontation between the heroine and the Invisible Man are reminiscent of Poltergeist-type manifestations. On the other hand, most of the action takes place in the light (horror prefers darkness) – but the idea that the Invisible Man hides in well-lit rooms brings anguish – to the protagonist, but also to the spectators.
The New Invisible Man is also a film about abuse and the traumas of abuse, which can bring you to the brink of madness. Last but not least, the film is about women’s empowerment: from the middle of the film, the heroine no longer behaves like a victim but will follow her abuser.
The Invisible Man Review
Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: Leigh Whannell (screenplay), Leigh Whannell (screen story)
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer
In the original story, The Invisible Man was a genius scientist with true purposes. Adrian Griffin’s experiments changed the refractive index of objects, which allowed light not to change its angle as it passed through them and thus made them invisible.
In the movie released on the big screen on Friday, The Invisible Man (played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who we know from the series The Haunting of Hill House and Emerald City) is a rich playboy and pioneer of optics. He’s working on a revolutionary suit. At the same time, the new Adrian Griffin is a psychopath. The man lives with the architect Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), whom he is obsessed with, the woman being a prisoner in his house. When the woman manages to escape, Adrian will not hesitate to use the costume … We must say that this costume, made by designer Emily Seresin together with the director of Leigh Whannell – one of the creators of the Saw franchise, and the one who signed Insidious: Chapter 3 – competes in terms of ingenuity and design with that of some Iron Man or Black Panther.
The film offers jump scares and suspense, in addition, it enjoys the interpretation of Elisabeth Moss, convincing in the role of a woman suffering from post-traumatic shock.