ELIZABETH MOSS TAKES ON ‘THE INVISIBLE MAN’……..
28th February 2020
With Leigh Whannell as the writer/director, and Elizabeth Moss in the leading role, ‘The Invisible Man’ is a powerful film.
It brings the horrors of toxic and violent relationships to the screen and proves that women haunted by the man who hurt them feel that terror long after the relationship is over. By bringing Cecilia’s supposedly dead husband in a form of an invisible tormentor, Whannell grips the audience in their seats, almost slapping us in the face with the frightening dose of pain and suffering that Cecilia goes through right in front of our noses.
Universal once dreamed of a Dark Universe, built on infamous monsters from the old horror films, classic tales and stories. After the failures of “The Mummy” and “Dracula Untold”, the studio scrapped Johnny Depp-led “The Invisible Man” and halted production on all monster films. However best part of this story is now it has giving birth to a completely new take on this story, no longer a typical high-profile role for one of Hollywoods male superstars. It’s a frightening film, it will have you on the edge of your seat, yet full of empathy. A great vehicle to showcase female talent, Elizabeth Moss (‘Handmaiden’s Tale’, ‘Us’) what an actress.
‘The Invisible Man’ isn’t just another solution to the lack of female leads in a known, and quite established franchises – it is also an eye-opening picture of what domestic violence does to its victims, and how traumatic that experience truly is.