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badge

The premise behind this is not to see things from the Invisible Man's perspective, but from those who aren't aware he's even there, which creates an effectively nervous atmosphere.
1 year 8 months ago
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Siskoid

Blumhouse's version of The Invisible Man might be the scariest version of H.G. Wells' story - I say story, but concept would be more accurate - with an incredible amount of edge-of-your-seat tension, the thriller elements helped along by some shared frustration with the lead, though I often felt the manipulation and resented it. As a techno-thriller, it isn't immune to plot holes, and where invisibility is involved, there is always going to be some hand-waving as to how it actually works as you see it on screen. I'm not, by nature, a nitpicker, but my brain was constantly distracted by that kind of stuff. But the story nevertheless drew me in emotionally. There was an opportunity to make the monster more ambiguous as a presence - is Elisabeth Moss' character imagining it or not? - but once you've revealed you're doing H.G. Wells, albeit from a different POV, that's kind of out of the window. The film still manages to say something about toxic relationships and how a woman rids herself (Halloween 2018-style) of that negative presence in her life. Plenty of thrills, scares, and "how will she get out of this one?" moments along the way. I'm also always stoked to see Aldis Hodge (from Leverage) in stuff, and he's got a good role here. There are plot contrivances, sure, but The Invisible Man immerses you in a high-anxiety universe so you don't see (or mind) them.
1 year 9 months ago
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HyliaFischer

This was surprisingly good. Nice suspense building and very few jumpscares for Blumhouse standards.
1 year 9 months ago
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moldypoldy

God damn that was tense.
1 year 9 months ago
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ucuruju

This is very well acted. This is very well directed. But it's frustrating as fuck! Before we're even half-way through the movie, the character has had: the phone in the attic with pictures of her and the teen sleeping, the portfolio she had lost stashed there too, bruises, the whole house smashed, an opportunity to just film the suit, the opportunity to take the suit... and still... all she does is ramble on and look insane instead of proving that there's an actual invisible man stalking her. Really frustrating. Still works tho.
2 months 1 week ago
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Emiam

7/10
See it! Exciting and unpredictable. Cool new twist. Based on H.G. Wells classic book "The Invisible Man".
9 months 1 week ago
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misterderp

Reminded me of Hollow Man (2000) with Kevin Bacon. spoiler
9 months 1 week ago
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ChrisReynolds

The tension is fantastic even though the story makes itself predictable through obvious setups.
1 year 9 months ago
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Nibbler

I used to write plot twists like that in mid school essays.
8 months 2 weeks ago
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xianjiro

Sort of like the unwanted love child of Deadpool and The Burning Bed if raised by the lamest Bond villain of all time. I mean a totally stupid Bond villain.. Kind of sums up what I thought of this one. I thought Moss fit her role and Hodge was fine. The controlling partner and his lawyer/brother and the sister were completely one-dimensional. The plot was predictable from the death notice onwards. And did I mention the twists? Yeah, it had those as well and they weren't a bit invisible. I'm baffled by the popularity, but in the age of superheroes, this is what Hollywood does with the abusive controlling partner narrative.
10 months ago
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raulcelis

Impressing!
1 year 6 months ago
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Forzelius

I'm not sure if Moss's real life involvement with the Church of Scientology makes this film more tragic, ironic or hypocritical.
Whannell delivered it for me though, didn't follow the steps I thought it was going to. So props for the unpredictability. Held the tension nicely and the screen time the actual Invisible Man received was balanced well.
The end/epilogue dragged for a bit but that's forgivable.
4 months 3 weeks ago
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nowhereman136

More good than bad, but the villain was more of a concept than a person. He gets 1 brief moment in the beginning and then he's invisible and speechless the vast majority of the rest of the film. It felt more like a ghost movie than an invisible man movie. He's given no personality other than "abusive ex" and they dont even elaborate much on the abusive part other than vague words like controlling and manipulative. A simple scene or montage in the beginning that showed their relationship wouldve established the film a lot better than just dropping us right into stalking.

Besides that, the technical aspects of someone being invisible are very well done. The suspense is high, pacing is good, and the entire cast does well, especially Moss. The abusive ex aspect is a good idea, albeit one that isnt fleshed out, as oppose to the typical superficial motives of other invisible men. It may be one of Whannell's weaker films, but it hasnt stopped me from being a fan of his overall

6/10
1 year 8 months ago
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atryeu

I'm unsure if we all watched the same movie or not but in my opinion this movie was really not that great. I was excited when it was announced that a new one was being made but lost all interest upon seeing the first trailer. Somebody else bought the movie and I watched it with them and it was just what I expected. It was not remotely creepy or suspenseful or tense and I felt the story was poorly done and boring. The movie was actually so mild to the point my 13yr old nephew watched it and didn't get bothered by any of it either. The only bit I found remotely of interest was the idea behind how he was made invisible with science and technology.

Read the book instead of watching this movie, or go check out the old original movie instead. Much more entertaining. Or go watch "Sleeping with the Enemy" with Julia Roberts instead because this movie is pretty much a rip off of that except the abusive ex is invisible.
1 year 6 months ago
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chunkylefunga

Tension is great in parts but there a lot of plot holes and it could have done with a stronger lead.
1 year 8 months ago
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