The Invisible Man is clearly worth it

Photo by: IMDb

Photo by: IMDb

Mateo Berman-Sample, Staff Writer

Many films that were in theaters before the outbreak of COVID-19 are now available “on demand” and through select streaming services like Youtube, Amazon prime, and Google Play. The one film that stuck out is The Invisible Man. 

The Invisible Man is a remake of the 1933 film. Directed by Leigh Whannell and starring Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man is an effective thriller about a deranged man that has figured out a way to become invisible.

In The Invisible Man, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) sneaks out of her house in the middle of the night in order to escape her abusive husband for good. After her successful escape, she stays with her friends, police officer James (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter Sydney (Storm Reid). She is worried that her abusive ex-husband will find her and her friends. Soon, she finds out that her husband is dead,  having taken his own life. Not long after that, she starts to experience strange accidents that seem out of the ordinary. She suspects that her ex-husband is not really dead, but has found a way to become invisible. She tries and fails to convince the police of this. Cecilia decides to take it into her own hands as she unravels the truth and fights back against her tormentor.

Moss is excellent in the movie; Her performance shines in the film and she does a great job acting terrified of an invisible figure. The scenes are paced well and the movie never stops the flow of the story for jokes or scares. The scares come fast, strong, and effective. The film frightens the audience with shots rather than with blood and gore. Overall, the film has a lot of strengths and uses them to its advantage.

With those strengths come some weaknesses. The side characters can come off as annoying. The character Sydney is quite useless in the movie. She doesn’t add anything to the story and it wouldn’t make much of a difference if she wasn’t there to start.

Overall, The Invisible Man is a haunting and efficient thriller that will satisfy anyone looking to be spooked. Moss is excellent and the movie is a ton of fun to watch. I strongly recommend this film to anyone who is craving a good horror movie.