The Invisible Man

USA 2020. dir. Leigh Whannell. 124 mins.

Available on Blu-Ray and DVD

Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Reviewer Ed Farolan

This film, based on HG Wells' novel, was first adapted into film in 1933 with Claude Rains in the title role. After that, there have been a number of Invisible Man films, including a comic one with Abbott and Costello.

When Cee Kass's (Elizabeth Moss) abusive husband takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cee works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

The recent rendition of this horror sci-fi thriller is truly excellent. It got very good reviews and to boot made a lot of money at the box office.

Whannell's adaptation and direction is superb. What´s different in this film unlike the other adaptations is that the focus is not on the invisible man, but rather on his wife who is stalked by him. Moss is just right for the role as Cee Kass, the wife no one believes and branded as mentally deranged. But as the plot thickens, she ends up being the heroine at the end.

© 2020 Ed Farolan