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The Invisible Man (2020)

The Invisible Man (2020)


Elisabeth Moss
Aldis Hodge
Storm Reid
Harriet Dyer

Directed by Leigh Whannell

The Invisible Man, I watched this movie and I was surprised to have preferred the book version of it a hundred times over. The movie and the book are totally different nothing from the book is here in the movie only the title.

The movie had some twists, which only made the whole experience worse. Horrible writing is the main challenge of this movie.

If you decide to look at this movie as a whole it does not make any sense at all.
Griffin is obsessed with a girl, she runs away from him so in order to get her back (which at the end of the movie you kind of like discover that was the whole purpose of this weird plan) he decided to fake his death. Not only that he left her millions of dollars so she can be comfortable and forget about him then turn himself invisible and then stalk her. What is the point to this?
When he gives her the money today and like in less than a week he starts to hunt her. What is the point of leaving her the money?

Getting her to seem insane and locked up, how was this going to get her running back into his arms again?

How is his invisibility and stalking her while invisible tie to him getting her back? If he wanted to kill her, he had all the time in the world to. So the point of the invisibility is to be close to her and stalk her without her knowing, so where does his hurting her and causing her pain tie in to this?
The idea of him going invisible so he can stalk her is just looney toons kind of stuff.

Now unlike the book where Griffin did some chemistry to get invisible, in this movie set in the modern times, Griffin achieved this invisibility by physics. I would not say more so as not to spoil the movie.

I have been opportune to have read the book, listened to the BBC audio play about the book, and watched the old BBC series on it. Each one stood true to the book’s portrayal of Griffin as a criminally insane psychopath, who cares about being the only person to be invisible. The whole book is about him trying to learn to go back visible.

H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man was well written easy to follow and you can understand why Griffin was the way he was. This movie did not do justice to the book at all. That being said, Elizabeth Moss was magnificent in this movie, she has turned herself into an actor to watch, when her name is attached to something.

This movie has been given a digital release early, but then Universal Pictures have already made millions from this movie. It was made with a $7 million budget and as of now has grossed over $123 million in the global box office.

The movie maybe classified as good, if you refuse to look at it holistically. But if you decided to look at the big picture of this movie, it just does not make any sense at all.


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