Invisible Man (2020)
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I’ve always been a fan of Invisible Man movies and books. When I was a kid I use to watch the local “Acri Creature Feature” — my weekly fix of horror movies of yesteryear. In high school I read H.G. Wells classic novel (plus many more of his) and through the years, I’ve seen plenty of movies featuring men and women you can’t see on the screen.
The best of the lot:
“The Invisible Man” (1933 Universal), “Abbot & Costello Meet The Invisible Man,” “Now You See Him, Now You Don’t” (Disney sci fi comedy with a very young Kurt Russell), “The Amazing Transparent Man,” “The Invisible Mom, (directed by Fred Olen Ray … who I interviewed in Modern Mythmakers)” “Hollow Man” and one my favorites: “Memoirs of an Invisible Man (directed by John Carpenter who I also interviewed in Modern Mythmakers).”
“The Invisible Man Returns,” “The Invisible Man’s Revenge,” “Hollow Man 2,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There” and “The Invisible Woman.”
Of course, I had to go out and see the new “Invisible Man” film and I loved it. I’m not one of those critics that like to give away a lot of the plot and spoilers … but this movie is great.
Sometimes with a science fiction motion picture, the science will get in the way of the characterization and the story. With the new Invisible Man, that isn’t the case.
First off we have a great story and director (and producer too) Leigh Whannel who keeps the suspense high and the action thrilling.
The movie is about Cecilia Kass (Elizabeth Moss) who escapes in the middle of the night from abusive boyfriend Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen).
Two weeks later, she is hiding out at her sister’s boyfriend place, even afraid to come out and get the mail.
But then, her ex commits suicide and leaves her his fortune.
Strange occurrences start to happen and Cecilia feels she is been stalked by ex … but nobody can see him and his ashes are in his brother’s urn.
That is all I really want to say about the story, because it does have a lot of surprises and plot turns. It is like “Sleeping With The Enemy” meets “The Hollow Man.”
Elizabeth Moss is incredible in it. She has a knack for a great performance in a thriller. She did a great job in “Us” last year.
I highly recommend this movie. Go SEE “The Invisible Man” movie (I know, bad pun .. I couldn’t help myself.
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I mentioned directors John Carpenter (who did a great job with “Memoirs of An Invisible Man”) and Fred Olen Ray (who did “The Invisible Mom”).
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I’ve written an Invisible Man story myself, that appeared in the book A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FIENDS.
The story is called “Less Than A Ghost” and is co-written with Sherry Decker.
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