Justin Peterson’s review published on Letterboxd:
No one believed her, but she could feel that she had not escaped the clutches of her manipulative ex just yet ... even following his alleged death.
"He said that wherever I went, he would find me, walk right up to me, and I wouldn't be able to see him."
This may be a controversial opinion, but I was thrilled to have the chance to rent The Invisible Man as a result of the COVID-19 virus causing theaters to have to shut down. Of course I love going to the movies, but I also love having the option to watch them from home, since having a large family makes going to see Rated R movies tricky.
The Invisible Man was a really good psychological thriller that served up plenty of tense creepy moments, and an excellent performance from Elisabeth Moss as this sweet woman whose life is being controlled by the paranoia left behind from a bad relationship. I really wish I had not seen the trailer for this one, because it really spelled out what you can expect to see for most of this movie. There were a few really cool shots that reminded me of Paranormal Activity, but unfortunately I think they missed an opportunity to use those shots to subtly hint that another presence was in the room with her.
- I just wanted to point out that in Journalism, reporting suicides is very taboo. Because people thinking their death might make the news can increase the likely hood of more suicides. The exception being celebrity suicides, which will always make the headlines
- If a loved one is trying to run away and you pick them up on a dark road in the middle of the night and they tell you to hurry up and go .... you don't just sit there ... you get the hell out of there!
But it is not a big surprise that the ex is not dead, and has actually invented a suit covered in cameras that can make him turn invisible. I feel like there are far better uses for this technology, other than stalking your runaway girlfriend, but like I said the concept does make for an exciting thriller.
It was a pretty good red herring that his brother was also in one of the suits helping him out, especially when he tried to relate with her about his brother's manipulation. And it was pretty badass how she took care of business in the end.
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Happy movie watching ... Cheers!