The Invisible Man (2020)
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Tense and attention-holding from the start, it's the fear of the unknown that The Invisible Man exploits. The camera teases you as it focuses on empty rooms and apparently unfilled spaces, leaving you frantically searching the screen for any sign of disturbance. It succeeds through a combination of unorthodox camerawork, simple jump scares and a deadly silent score that often leaves you frozen in silence.
Tension is great in parts but there a lot of plot holes and it could have done with a stronger lead.
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
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