newtpotter’s review published on Letterboxd:
I love this movie so much! It’s fantastic! I’ve been wanting to rewatch this one for a while because I loved it first time round and loved it just as much, if not even more the second time around! And it’s funny because even though I knew what was going to happen, I was still shocked and on the edge of my seat!
Elizabeth Moss is phenomenal here! This is just an attention grabbing performance and just gets better and better! We spend the entire film aligned with Cecilia as she deals with these horrific events! We learn things and experience things the same time she does which makes the experience all the more thrilling! You feel sorry for Cecilia and want to help her because we know and believe her! And it’s heartbreaking to see her go through all these traumatic events even though she’s done nothing wrong! But Moss’ performance becomes more insane as the film goes on while still being grounded! One of my favourite moments is where she gets off the phone at the end of the film, you’ll know what I mean if you’ve seen it! She’s fantastic! Aldis Hodge and Storm Reid’s characters were delightful! You want everything to go right for them because they’re such great people and it’s hard to watch them be tossed in the middle of these events! The acting all around is just extremely good!
I admire this film massively from a technical standpoint as well! I genuinely think that it’s groundbreaking in this respect! The scenes with The Invisible Man are of high intensity and shock factor! Obviously because we don’t see him, we never know what’s going to happen! I think it’s fascinating how far technology has come and how this film uses the technology to every potential! And the way it’s explained in the film isn’t stupid either! It’s not done with a fantasy element, it’s done with a more realistic element! And each of those scenes will make you gasp! But the film creates suspense so successfully and even without the use of jump scares! Yes there are a few of those but the film doesn’t rely on them! It creates suspense by literally having a shot of an empty room or an object! Because we don’t know where The Invisible Man is and that’s what makes it so haunting! The cinematography is also gorgeous and really compliments the suspenseful scenes! I just think it’s brilliant!
Overall, The Invisible Man is one of my favourite horror movies of all time because it’s an unexpected thrill that will leave you guessing, gasping and on the edge of your seat! I couldn’t recommend this film enough!