Title: The Invisible Man
Director: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman
Oh, boy. This movie is insanely good. I was one of the ones, who had hope for this after the trailers got trashed on. Everything that was in place, told me this was going to be something special and different. My word, is this thing good. Leigh Whannell, has come a long way from penning a tiny torture porn diddy, that exploded into a mega franchise. Of course his cohort on that film, James Wan, has also gone on to great things. Whannell, proved himself a capable director with Upgrade. We're going to forget about his Insidious outing behind the camera. He is also a solid writer, and his talents shine through with The Invisible Man. This is Hitchcockian 101. The film is boiling over at the brim with tension, suspense, drama, action, and everything in between. Elisabeth Moss, is great as Cecilia Kass. She's so good at both making you feel for her, and also taking you to the edge of insanity. The surrounding cast is also great. Aldis Hodge is fantastic, and young Storm Reid is also good. Oliver Jackson-Cohen, is delightfully devious too. The direction this film takes, and how Whannell grounds this story for our time, works really, really well. There's a lot of smart in The Invisible Man. I love the camera work here. It adds to an already healthy supply of tension. The score by Benjamin Wallfisch, is superb. It has a nice string vibe, that echoes to the original Universal Monster films. There are a lot of surprises here. Try not to be spoiled, and let this thing take you on a journey. Run, do not pass go, do not collect $200, to see The Invisible Man.
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