The Invisible Man starring Elisabeth Moss isn’t due for release until next week, but the film is already receiving incredibly positive buzz from critics.
The Invisible Man will serve as Blumhouse and Universal Pictures’ next attempt at rebooting their Dark Universe. Except for this time, they’ve taken their potential franchise in a brand new direction, opting for more self-contained stories rather than creating a cinematic universe — as was suggested in the 2017 reboot of The Mummy.
If you haven’t heard much about the movie yet, it stars Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia Kass, a woman trapped in an unhealthy and toxic relationship with a brilliant scientist. One night, she escapes with the help of her sister, their childhood friend, and his daughter.
But then her ex turns up dead, a victim of suicide. He leaves a note leaving a large portion of his fortune and Cecilia begins to think the entire thing was an elaborate hoax, especially when Cecilia starts being haunted by an unseen force that she firmly believes is her ex, intent on making her suffer.
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Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen also star.
Fans have been a little unsure about The Invisible Man since it was announced it would be drastically different from the original source material. That said, early reactions to the official trailer were positive and now the movie has had its first press screening. Reactions on social media have been overwhelmingly positive.
Unfortunately, the film is still under embargo until next week, but that hasn’t stopped those lucky enough to see it from giving a quick summation of their thoughts on the film.
Beatrice Verhoeven, a senior reporter for The Wrap, tweeted that the movie “scared the sh*t” out of her and that it “deals with such timely issues in a way that I don’t think a horror movie’s done before.”
“You know all those amazing things you’ve been hearing about #TheInvisibleMan? It’s even better than that. I’m serious,” said Dan Jensen from Independent Australia.
It seems like the majority of viewers are in agreement over Moss’s phenomenal performance, although that’s going to be too surprising for anyone that’s watched her filmography.
What do you think about the early reactions to the film? Are you planning on seeing The Invisible Man in theaters? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
The Invisible Man will be released in theaters on February 28.