The Invisible Man is a pleasant surprise of a film. From a clever story with twists and turns you don’t quite see coming to Elisabeth Moss’s impressive emotionally and physically demanding performance. Director Leigh Whannell does a good job of telling a thrilling and equally terrifying story about a woman who’s being hunted by her very abusive ex who also happens to be invisible.
Considering the nature of this story which is based on H.G. Well’s novel of the same name, let’s just say that The Invisible Man isn’t partly categorised as a horror film by accident. The horror part is very real, especially in the psychological sense.It’s also incredibly terrifying for women especially, but generally because very abusive partners exist.
Then there’s the idea that invisibility technology could also exist and end up in the hands of the wrong kind people. I’m no technology expert of course, but Whannell’s film somehow makes such technology or something like it seem far closer to what is possible than I’d like to admit.
Lastly, for those who aren’t the biggest fans of scary movies, will The Invisible Man give the average person nightmares? Probably not. But just know that it isn’t exactly comfortable viewing either because no horror / mystey / sci-fi that’s intent on terrifying us is.
Overall and more than anything, Whannell’s movie is thrilling, well, paced, cleverly shot and very likely surprising in a good way.
Brian Banks is the true story of a football player with dreams to play in the NFL. Dreams that are unjustly halted when he’s wrongly convicted and imprisoned.
Directed by Tom Shadyac; key cast includes Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shpeherd, Melanie Liburd…
I’m looking forward to seeing Hodge in this role. Also, I only just noticed that I haven’t seen a Kinnear film in a while. The fact that I know the ending will be happy in this particular story of injustice only makes me want to see it more.
Matt Battaglia, Dorian Missick, Xosha Roquemore, Dean Denton and Mystie Smith also star.
Look closely at the above photo. What a perfectly civil and friendly exchange the people in the shot seem to be having, right? Now watch the trailer below…
In Jack Reacher – Never Go Back, Tom Cruise returns as the highly capable homicide investigator, Jack Reacher – except this time he’s the accused.
I’m still yet to watch the original movie, Jack Reacher (2012) – though clearly, it’s time I did. Even more so since I love badass moves like the one with the care window. The last time I got excited about an impressive and swift movie magic manoeuvre was thanks to Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer (2014).
I’ll be tuning in because of Tom Cruise and his badass ways. Still, it’s probably worth mentioning that Cobie Smulders, Robert Knepper and Aldis Hodge also star,