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by Ron Dickman (subscribe)
Freelance writer living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published March 1st 2020
What you canít see can hurt you
Invisible Man
What you can't see can hurt you.

Cecilia Kass (played by Elisabeth Moss; Mad Men, The Handmaids Tale) escapes an emotional and physically abusive relationship at the hands of Adrian, a brilliant and psychotic scientist. Living in constant fear that he will find her, Cecilia hides herself away, staying with her sister Emily's cop boyfriend James and his daughter, Sid.

When the not so tragic news surfaces that Adrian has killed himself, Cecilia finally feels like she has escaped her traumatic past and armed with a more than a generous sum from Adrian's estate, can finally move on and start a new life out from under his controlling grasp.

It doesn't take long however before paranoia starts to set in and Cecilia begins to suspect there's more than meets the eye when it comes to Adrian's supposed suicide. With a constant fear that someone is watching and messing with her, the thread of her sanity slowly unravels with explosive consequences and a chain of events you literally will not see coming.

I went into this viewing with bated breath, always wary when it comes to the reimagining of movies I have seen before. I will admit, I thoroughly enjoyed this fresh take and found it suspenseful and thrilling. With a few jump scares and a couple of twists, I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected.

A lot of widescreen scene shots throughout the movie had you constantly looking everywhere, looking for clues during the movie, hoping that someone or something is messing with the movies main character as opposed to the crushing thought she is mentally losing her grip on reality.

Great cast and storyline. The plot was fantastic and the soundtrack made it all the more edge of your seat viewing. 8/10
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