New Movie Release: The Invisible Man



Daniel Abate

Renzo Silva

Staff Writers

      The Invisible Man is a psychological- thriller movie about a woman named Cecilia who works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. 

      The Invisible Man is a 2020 science fiction film written and directed by Leigh Whannell. The film is a direct adaptation of the novel with the same name by H.G Wells and a reboot of The Invisible Man series back in the 1930s. This year’s The Invisible Man follows a woman named Cecilia Kass (Elizebeth Moss) who is trapped in a violent-controlling relationship with a wealthy but brilliant scientist, Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). Soon after her own escape from their home, Celilia’s abusive boyfriend commits suicide. Believing she is being stalked by him after experiencing strange and weird occurrences leads to her anticipating he has found a way and acquired an ability to become invisible. 

      Cecilia’s attitude as the protagonist towards experiencing strange occurrences of the mysterious figure draws her to insanity and crazy conclusions. She doesn’t know what to believe during the film or who to trust. She turns to family members and her closest friends since she doesn’t have many options. Cecilia becomes confident that an invisible figure is stalking her, but that thought itself makes everyone around her question Ceclia’s sanity. Cecilia learns that it’s all up to her to take matters into her own hands and fight back against this invisible creature who she believes is definitely her boyfriend. 

      This movie does a great job of giving a dark turn on the fictional idea of invisibility.  The Invisible Man himself gives a great feeling of suspense and fear as he haunts Cecilia.  It reaches the point where some scenes become unsettling for Cecila and towards the audience with the use of panning shots.  As the camera moves in a different direction in an area, you expect someone or something to be there but there’s nothingness, just a shot of an empty room, a living room or kitchen, having no idea if The Invisible Man is there or not. There was this one scene, where Celicia went up into an attic after hearing a cell phone ringing of which the number she dialed. As she reached the top, she could hear footsteps behind her as if someone was climbing up the ladder. Seeing nothing but staring down at the ladder of the attic’s opening, she tipped over a white paint bucket stored in the attic and The Invisible Man was revealed right in front of her face hanging on the ladder covered with the white paint. 

      Rotten Tomatoes shared its thoughts on The Invisible Man. They shared on the website, “Smart, well-acted, and above all scary, The Invisible Man proves that sometimes, the classic source material for a fresh reboot can be hiding in plain sight.” Rotten Tomatoes seems to really think this new movie release is a true hit because of their reviews and their rating of the movie as 91%!