The Invisible Man(2020)
Starring Elizabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, and Harriet Dyer
(WARNING!: This review contains some spoilers) The Invisible Man(2020) can be seen as a commentary on domestic abuse, and how it is considered “invisible,” until one comes forward and reveals his/her unfortunate situation. This movie centers on Cecelia, who manages to escape her abusive boyfriend, Adrian. However, Adrian fakes his death, and uses his invisibility suit to further torment his former girlfriend. So now, if Cecelia informs anyone of her predicament, no one will believe her, and Adrian can successfully keep the torment “invisible.”
The Invisible Man’s strengths lies in its great performances from the actors, effectively built tension, and subtle camera work that makes you wonder if Adrian is in the room with Cecelia in some scenes. However, the film’s overall plot and pacing gives you more of a made-for-TV movie with a psychological thriller- vibe, than a horror movie. Also, the first two acts took very long to get you to the payoff in the third act. And the ending..well, I was impressed with how she used his suit to overcome her pain once and for all; It was satisfactory, but anticlimactic.
I would suggest watching Invisible Man for its intriguing take in tackling such a serious topic, but the execution of the story could have given us a more brutal, intense illustration of the real horrors of domestic abuse. This is a weekend rental. My score: 7/10.