Alright ladies and gentleman we have a really good movie review for you today! So let’s get to this review, we have quite a bit to talk about.
With this film being the next film in the Dark Universe film franchise. The Invisible Man had quite a lot of pressure laid down on it. In my opinion this film didn’t just win over the pressure but it also exceeded the pressure in reviving the dark universe franchise.
Because of the execution of how ‘The Mummy’ with Tom Cruise failed in all box offices, Universal Studios was about to be done with the entire cinematic universe. But thanks to Jason Blum and his production company Blumhouse, he was the man who saved the cinematic universe.
That being said, The Invisible Man has done phenomenal in its first weekend at the box office. The film follows how victim Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) lives her life after leaving her boyfriend Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) who was a major abuser. Adrian did psychological and physical abuse to Cecilia for the three years they were together. After Adrian supposedly killed himself he left everything he owned to the woman he “loved” and hoping she would take it.
I have to admit I didn’t have high expectations for the film just because when I do have high expectations I’m normally disappointed. However this film blew my mind. It was smart to have the film in the point of view of the victim instead of the attacker. I believe that’s what makes this film work so much by having people connect to the victim of the story rather than connecting to the monster.
Leigh Whannell did a phenomenal job directing this film that I would even call a masterpiece. I’ve been a fan of Whannell’s since his Insidious movies and this film that we the fans can call another favorite to his film collection really does take you into a feeling of horror, thriller and sci-fi all wrapped in one. It’s wrapped in a beautiful package that any fan of Whannell’s would indeed enjoy.
I would love to see what other films of the Dark Universe that Whannell would either be interested in doing or is planning to do. After his success with this film I would love to see him do a film on either Wolfman, Frankenstein, or Dracula just to see his take on the famous stories we all know and love. But eventually those films would have to be done in order for the Dark Universe to be completed. It definitely was a smart decision on Blumhouse production part to start their iteration of the dark universe with ‘The Invisible Man.’ Because of its success I do believe the dark universe has risen from the grave to live again. If you read this be sure to give a huge thank you to Jason Blum if it wasn’t for him none of this would have been possible.
The Invisible Man is now out in theaters and I highly recommend everyone to go and see the film.