Premiered: February 28, 2020
Directed by: Leigh Whannell
Writer/director Leigh Whannell creates a masterpiece of a horror/thriller in the MeToo era with this adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man.
Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) escapes an abusive relationship with Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) just for him to commit suicide days later. When Cecilia starts being threatened by an invisible force, she’s sure that Adrian has found a new way to torture her.
From the moment the film starts, you’re dropped into Cecilia’s backstory with no background information given. Between Moss’ acting and Whannell’s directing, you immediately understand what’s happening and it sets up a brilliant thriller that continually holds itself to the same standard.
With emotional and physical abuse being at the center, it perfectly shows how Cecilia is a victim but as a woman, her word isn’t believed.
Final say: Science fiction never felt more real. ★★★★★