Invisible Man: a remake to see? review reviews

Invisible Man: un remake à voir? Revue des critiques Elisabeth Moss is the face of the remake of The Invisible Man the way 2020 on the background of domestic violence. What did the critics think of the movie Invisible Man? Newspaper.

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The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells gets a new adaptation in 2017 in front of the camera of Leigh Whannell, to whom we owe Upgrade and Insidious 3. The screenwriter and director chooses not to follow the point of view of the man who discovers the faculty of invisibility (this one is in full possession of his means) but that of his ex-companion whom he has decided to persecute. In France, Invisible Man got mostly positive reviews from the press. Le Figaro thus speaks of an “intelligent film, in tune with the times” with its exploration of domestic violence and the invisibilization of women.

For Première, even if the allegory of “sexual predation, toxic masculinity and, by extension, the invisibilization of women in a patriarchal society” is “malignant”, the result remains “rather conventional”. The specialized magazine also finds that Whannel’s feature film “never really manages to keep the promises of its promising pitch”. Liberation also finds the film “fairly classic” in its form, “uneven, at times unbalanced” but “always thrilling in its way of shooting in length and exploding by successive detonations”. Ecran Large confirms: Invisible Man “refuses the crudest effects” of the genre and trades in strong jumpscares for discreet tension. The website, however, regrets that the feature film is “too long for its own good” and features an unbalanced final act. In total, the film “starts strong and will unfortunately have a hard time staying the course, the fault in particular of a few risky screenplay choices”. Not enough to sulk its pleasure however, Invisible Man, in spite of its defects, seems to be a film which it is necessary to discover.

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Invisible Man is also the occasion to find Elisabeth Moss also cinema. The actress, who has made a name for herself thanks to her roles in hit series like Mad Men (from 2007 to 360) and more recently The Handmaid’s Tale (since 2017), participates in many film projects in recent years. Let us cite for example The Square, Palme d’Or three years ago, Her Smell or even Us by Jordan Peele and soon The French Dispatch, the next film by Wes Anderson. On television, she was also seen in the mini-series Top of the Lake.

Invisible Man is a new production from the Blumhouse studio, known in recent years for having produced many horror movies at lower cost for maximum profit. In particular, we owe Jason Blum’s studio all the Paranormal Activity, but also the American Nightmare and Insidious sagas. Blumhouse also produced M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and Glass, as well as director Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us. This year, Blumhouse has already released Nightmare Island, distributed by Sony Pictures and released on 12 February in France.

Synopsis – Cecilia Kass has long suffered the violence of her companion, a brilliant and rich scientist. One night, she flees and takes refuge with her sister, their childhood friend and her teenage daughter. To her great surprise, Cecilia learns that the man who bullied her for years killed himself and left her the tidy sum of 5 million dollars. But is he really dead? Strange events make him think not. She discovers that her ex has built a machine allowing him to make himself invisible. No one believes her, not even her relatives. Her behavior is worrying and she herself fears for her mental health…

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