LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — There's probably nothing more terrifying than telling the truth and no one believing you. It can lead you down a path where you begin to question your own sanity and that's where some victims of domestic abuse can end up.
Well, the only thing more terrifying than that is probably your abusive ex-boyfriend stalking you after turning invisible.
Leigh Whannell, the director of The Invisible Man, updates the classic H.G. Wells tale to deliver a tense thriller-horror that focuses more on the victim instead of the invisible man.
Starring Elizabeth Moss, the movie follows a woman who has escaped an abusive relationship only to find out her ex-boyfriend has killed himself and bequeathed her $5 million.
Of course, we find out that he continues to abuse her as an invisible presence and she struggles to get her friends and family to understand that.
But the overall theme of the movie is about believing victims and giving the audience an idea of how victims of assault truly feel when no one will believe them.
And that's where the film succeeds. It uses its camera tricks and effects to help drive home how an abuser can gaslight and make their victim appear crazy to others not privy to all the information.
Moss delivers a powerful performance, even if it's just looking at corners for most of the movie.
We just hope that Universal Pictures doesn't once again try to reboot the Dark Universe. No one wants that.
What we want is these monster movies to transform to allegories about the real monsters in our lives and that's exactly what The Invisible Man does.