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The Invisible Man

. Saturday, 29 February 2020 .



To say that The Invisible Man is gripping is an understatement (and perhaps an unintentional pun). The reality is that it's so much more than that. It was quite possible the most intense 124 minutes of my life, I was at the edge of my seat, holding on for dear life.






While it's based on a novel and there's been a TV series about this already. I think the retelling of this story for the big screen is impeccable and exists on its own merit.




The official synopsis:



After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back.





Watch the trailer here.





The themes are a little confronting and I think the real horror here is the manipulation and abuse that Cecilia faces throughout the film. The metaphor of the invisible man and "invisible" horrors that women face - especially women who are living with abuse - is not lost on me. That was the hardest thing to deal with in this film for me.






The cast is fantastic, I genuinely cannot fault their performances. The supporting cast of (names0 did such a great job. Of course Elisabeth Moss delivers such an incredible performance as Cecilia. I can't even imagine the lengths she had to go through as an actor to deliver a role like that. I felt every emotion in the film. It's hard not to be affected by what she had gone through and that's credit to the technical aspects of the film too. Camerawork, the editing, sound. It's the cohesiveness of those aspects that make a great film. It turns a good story into a great film. And if it's escapism that you want in these trying times, this might be a welcome distraction. The ending made me feel strangely empowered and more thrillers should be giving us that. All in all a brilliant piece of cinema that is a definitely a must see.






The Invisible Man is out now in cinemas nationwide.



To say that The Invisible Man is gripping is an understatement (and perhaps an unintentional pun). The reality is that it's so much more than that. It was quite possible the most intense 124 minutes of my life, I was at the edge of my seat, holding on for dear life.






While it's based on a novel and there's been a TV series about this already. I think the retelling of this story for the big screen is impeccable and exists on its own merit.




The official synopsis:



After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back.





Watch the trailer here.





The themes are a little confronting and I think the real horror here is the manipulation and abuse that Cecilia faces throughout the film. The metaphor of the invisible man and "invisible" horrors that women face - especially women who are living with abuse - is not lost on me. That was the hardest thing to deal with in this film for me.






The cast is fantastic, I genuinely cannot fault their performances. The supporting cast of (names0 did such a great job. Of course Elisabeth Moss delivers such an incredible performance as Cecilia. I can't even imagine the lengths she had to go through as an actor to deliver a role like that. I felt every emotion in the film. It's hard not to be affected by what she had gone through and that's credit to the technical aspects of the film too. Camerawork, the editing, sound. It's the cohesiveness of those aspects that make a great film. It turns a good story into a great film. And if it's escapism that you want in these trying times, this might be a welcome distraction. The ending made me feel strangely empowered and more thrillers should be giving us that. All in all a brilliant piece of cinema that is a definitely a must see.






The Invisible Man is out now in cinemas nationwide.

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