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Thread: The Invisible Man (Leigh Whannell)

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    The Invisible Man (Leigh Whannell)

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    I loved this!

    Oh, and to those who thought that the trailer gave everything away. . .it doesn't.
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    I'm hearing really good things about this from sources I trust.

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    Enjoyed this a lot.

    Yes, there are some major plot holes that you could rip this movie apart with.

    However, it's so confidently directed, effectively suspenseful, and with Moss leading the way, it's worth the time.

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    Wolfwalkers - ***
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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
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    What plot holes were you referring to?
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    That seems nonsensical though, given that we learn that [
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    Great movie though.
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    That seems nonsensical though, given that we learn that [
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    Great movie though.
    It also doesn't make much sense for [
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    It also doesn't make much sense for [
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    This is actually a really good point.

    Wolfwalkers - ***
    One Night in Miami - ** 1/2
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    He does have a motive.

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    Very solid and entertaining movie, though a bit more generic-y than one might expect based on the general raves.
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    That disregards everything [
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    (1999) 85

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    Not saying that any of it is well-executed from a logic standpoint, but I believe that is what the film was trying to sell. Fair point about it not making sense to continue after she’s been confined, though.
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    A Star is Born (2018) **1/2
    Unforgiven (1992) ***1/2
    The Sisters Brothers (2018) **
    Crazy Rich Asians (2018) ***
    The Informant! (2009) ***1/2
    BlacKkKlansman (2018) ***1/2
    Sorry to Bother You (2018) **1/2
    Eighth Grade (2018) ***
    Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) ***
    Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) **1/2

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    This is making me think about it even more....

    I still don't know if the Ex-Boyfriend, who was a terrible boyfriend no matter the case, ever left his house to begin with.

    The only thing I can think of with the brother is that he was obsessed with his brother's ex as well, and once things got out of hand in the hospital, he was potentially exposed.

    But can't think of any reason why both brothers would be "invisible men" if the Ex was following her around... Unless he was just that rich that he built that elaborate game to torture her on end, brother eventually inherits his own money, and he just lives on as an Invisible Man... Weird.

    Wolfwalkers - ***
    One Night in Miami - ** 1/2
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    Last edited by Pop Trash; 03-06-2020 at 06:08 PM.
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    Quote Quoting DavidSeven (view post)
    Not saying that any of it is well-executed from a logic standpoint, but I believe that is what the film was trying to sell. Fair point about it not making sense to continue after she’s been confined, though.
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    Ratings on a 1-10 scale for your pleasure:

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always - 6
    Soul - 7
    Education - 7
    Wonder Woman 1984 - 4
    True Lies - 7
    Sound of Metal - 9
    Alex Wheatle - 7
    Red White and Blue - 8
    Society - 7
    Amityville II: The Possession - 7

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    Super tense flick, love it.
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    Some more thoughts

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    • Da 5 Bloods (Lee, 2020) ✦✦✦ [+]
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
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    I thought the "surprise" was a bit of a tell for the viewer. It's possible that it was just a coincidence that he used that word, but you're right that it certainly solidified to her (rightly or wrongly) that Adrian was in on it all along. One of the more interesting things about this film is how much of it is from Cecilia's perspective (are there any scenes w/o her in it?), so we never know for sure what is happening with the two brothers off screen. We essentially have to infer another narrative. People on other sites have mentioned "plot holes" but I think it is more of a narrative hole of not knowing what is happening outside of Cecilia. This is a strength of the film. A feature, not a bug.
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    Plot hole vs. Narrative hole. The latter isn't one that involves Mack trucks.
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    • War of the Worlds (Spielberg, 2005) ✦✦✦ [+] -- rewatch
    • The Crown (S3) ✦✦✦✦
    • Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988) ✦✦✦✦ -- rewatch
    • Carlos (Assayas, 2010/France) ✦✦✦½ [+]
    • Da 5 Bloods (Lee, 2020) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Wolfe, 2020) ✦✦✦½ [-]
    • Hard Boiled (Woo, 1992) ✦✦✦½ [-] -- rewatch
    • Dumbo (Various, 1941) ✦✦✦ [-] -- rewatch
    • The Queen's Gambit (Netflix, 2020) ✦✦✦ [+]
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    Fun fact!

    Writer-director Leigh Whannell appeared on screen in "The Bye Bye Man," Duke's favorite horror movie.

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    Fun fact!

    Writer-director Leigh Whannell appeared on screen in "The Bye Bye Man," Duke's favorite horror movie.
    Please submit that to IMDb trivia.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Fun fact!

    Writer-director Leigh Whannell appeared on screen in "The Bye Bye Man," Duke's favorite horror movie.
    All of MC needs to watch this movie to understand the horror.

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    Huge nay.

    I though this was straight up bad. It's a rote domestic violence thriller with only a splash of sci-fi, the characters are underwritten, the relationships and settings unestablished, and the scenarios are implausible. The movie lacks detail when it needs it for authenticity and it lacks energy and flair when it needs it for thrills.

    My two biggest problems:

    - For the first hour, the villain's actions don't require invisibility. They don't even require superhero-style abilities (which he somehow later adopts). I thought it was deeply silly that this guy's master plan involved sending mean emails and burning her breakfast.

    - The villain isn't a person or character. He's a special effect and a visually dull one at that. Plenty of better examples of screen boogeymen in other movies. Why did we need this guy? What does he do or say or think that makes him special or interesting? Outside the suit, that is.

    About the ending and the brothers:

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    I have yet to see anyone prove that the ex was behind any of what happened, except that he was abusive prior to the movie.

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    In a horrror sci-fi fantasy that stacks implausibility like cordwood, you want ... proof? ... of something?

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