'The Invisible Man' Review
'The Invisible Man' stars Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia. She escapes an abusive relationship with her boyfriend. And two weeks later, she finds out that the guy has committed suicide. But Cecilia can't stop thinking that he's still alive... and haunting her.
The first hour is devoted to a spooked Moss walking around her house. That's it. The oldest, cheapest trick in the horror movie book is to have someone wandering through dark rooms, with moviegoers clinging to their seats anticipating the sudden scares. But during all this time, hardly anything actually happens.
Then comes one juicy scene that pivots the story. And from that point on, 'The Invisible Man' just becomes more and more ridiculous. The multitude of story elements range from barely believable to completely illogical - involving the invisible technology, character locations and reactions and even a dog.
To try to make up for terrible staging and a weak vision, writer/director Leigh Whannell of the "Saw" series asks us to take way too many leaps of faith, culminating in one of the worst final movie sequences in years. I'll try to erase 'The Invisible Man' from my memory as quickly as possible.