Domestic violence against women still yells for a conclusion. However, women empowerment is doing well as a solution and to stand against the problem. A women-in-peril film is doing its job in educating people about the issue in the past 30 years with movies like Pretty Woman and Sleeping with the Enemy. A recent release, “The Invisible Man” sets to be a representation of violence against women and feminine power.

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“The Invisible Man” is a recent release with a similar idea of a millennium release, Hollow Man. The film is a pure entertainer revolving a woman who fights through her freedom after an abusive relationship. Leigh Whannell is a master in these genres, with films like Saw, Insidious and Dead Silence. He continues his collaboration with the well-established Blumhouse Productions to produce this horrifying thriller. This film does the job of speaking about men terrorizing women mentally and physically, but how well did it do as a complete entertainer?

Elizabeth Moss’s on-screen performance is remarkable

The film is brilliant as an entertainer giving audiences goosebumps with intriguing scenes. Elizabeth Moss deserves all the credits for her acting, as the audience could engage through her expressions.  Moments of her melting point would receive sympatric reaction by audiences and anger most about male-domination. Nevertheless, her acting overhauls in the second half, portraying strength to fight against her non-visible antagonist. Overall, she is the one who does most of the work as an actor to travel the story and engage with the filmgoers as Cecelia Kass.

Plot and storyline crafted well

The plot and storyline of the film are reworked from the original Sci-Fi novel by legendary author H.G Wells. Still, Leigh Whannell produces one of his best films, renewing the plot with five structures format. Whannell’s touch of suspense is very much added to this movie using powerful antagonist elements. He creates anticipation for the audiences with a series of challenges for Cecelia Kass to face. Finally, the director speaks about morality in the resolution of the film, portraying women’s power against masculinity.

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A visual treat with cinematography and technical values

The powerful cinematography is a plus as the panning shots create suspense for audiences. The same technique is consistently used in the film but creates more impact and builds tension as the movie flows. Quality of the new era technology produces better graphics, making the scenes realistic and impeccable. The blend between the cinematography by Stefan Duscio and Dan Oliver’s effects combines to provide a surreal visual experience.

Leigh Whannell could have established more of the monstrous antagonist in the beginning to create more impactful scenes. For example, the scene of Cecelia letting Emily know about her abusive boyfriend could have visually represented to create more emotions. The Invisible Man is an effective edutainer for audiences to learn about domestic abuse on women while entertaining themselves with a great show.

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Overall, this complete entertainer speaking about toxic masculinity effectively support women empowerment. This film proves to be better than the earlier version “Hollow Man” with better visual and sound enhancement. Also, good casting and storyline engage well with the audiences, providing edge-of-the-seat moments. Blumhouse Productions continues to impress with another science-fiction horror following series of successful films.

Final Rating: 4/5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

written by.
Dhakshaan
An enthusiastic writer with a keen interest in film studies, Dhakshaan Kumar is August Man Malaysia’s new digital writer. He may be fresh out of uni but has penned several film scripts of various genres and even dabbled in filmmaking. The communications degree holder harbours dreams of making it big as a writer and filmmaker.

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