"The Invisible Man," a contemporary adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel of the same name, follows a woman - Cecilia Kass, played by Elisabeth Moss - who, after the apparent suicide of her wealthy but abusive boyfriend, believes she is now being stalked by him.
The film starts off immediately intriguing the audience, grasping us with an opening scene as tense as nails as we witness the lead character in the process of escaping her abusive boyfriend. “Invisible Man” continues to deliver that tension and doesn’t make viewers get bogged down by the plot or wait for the film’s action; this is the film’s greatest attribute.
The film also stars Oliver Cohen as Adrian Griffin, the ex-boyfriend of Cecilia, who goes through great lengths to make sure Cecilia is miserable. Aldis Hodge also stars in the film as James Lanier, a childhood friend of Cecilia.
Storm Reid stars in the film as Sydney Lanier, James Lanier’s daughter, who has a great relationship with Cecilia, while Harriet Dyer stars as Emily Kass, Cecilia’s sister. The film does a great job setting everything up for things to finally come crumbling down as the Invisible Man finally makes his appearance, torturing Cecilia to a point of mental breakdown. The supporting characters do a great job pushing the storyline along, as Emily Kass is pivotal to Cecilia learning how to fight back.
Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia Kass was captivating. The actress did a wonderful job showcasing the effects of being in an abusive relationship. The actress showed raw emotion throughout the film, giving a noteworthy performance. Elisabeth also did great in the action scenes in the film, as these scenes make the film even more unique. The eerie soundtrack also pushed the film to new heights as is it is exactly in tune with the scenes of the film.
The plot progression of the film was great as well, reaching a satisfying conclusion instead of pushing the story to places it didn't need to be. The intensity and emotion of the film is what makes it for me; from the shocking moments to the raw emotion, I see why it has the potential to start a franchise. There are already rumors of a sequel titled “The Invisible Woman” which, after the ending, you’’ll understand. With a crazy storyline and one hell of a villian, it is definitely a film to look out for. Check out The Invisible Man as soon as you can.
I give this film 5 out of 5 Swoops.