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Re: Movie Trailer For Universal's "The Invisible Man" Will Be a Major Flop
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2020, 07:13:38 PM »
I saw it today and really liked it. Adding the domestic violence angle made it a more intense viewing experience for me. Like The Shape of Water, it brought the “monster” into a new era without  disrespecting what came before and without trying to be yet another superhero movie. I understand Universal is still looking at a Bride of Frankenstein film. I hope they take cues from the audience reaction to both Shape and Invisible Man.
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Re: Movie Trailer For Universal's "The Invisible Man" Will Be a Major Flop
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2020, 10:46:50 PM »
I saw it over the weekend. It was grim and scary (my wife was freaking out) but very well crafted. I couldn't help but imagine all the other things
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Re: Movie Trailer For Universal's "The Invisible Man" Will Be a Major Flop
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2020, 08:03:27 PM »
We went to see it last night and I really liked it. I thought I had it all figured out but they did a great job tricking me into thinking A when it turned out to be B and C.

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Re: Movie Trailer For Universal's "The Invisible Man" Will Be a Major Flop
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2020, 10:08:19 PM »
All I can say is that The Invisible Man is Citizen Kane next to the Tom Cruise Mummy film.  Thank you, Blumhouse.  They understand that if you put together a decent plot and cast some high quality character actors, you can make a solid low-budget thriller that makes a ton of money without all the CGI nonsense. Universal mastered this concept in the 1930’s.

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Re: Movie Trailer For Universal's "The Invisible Man" Will Be a Major Flop
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2020, 06:57:45 PM »
I saw it in the theater yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. It did some very inventive twists on the character, and those he victimized.
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Re: Movie Trailer For Universal's "The Invisible Man" Will Be a Major Flop
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2020, 01:44:36 PM »
I will definitely watch this when it becomes on-demand.
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Re: Movie Trailer For Universal's "The Invisible Man" Will Be a Major Flop
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2020, 12:58:31 AM »
Watched it tonight in the comfort and safety of my own home through the Fandango app. 

Holy cow.  I hate to say it, but I TOLD YOU this was going to be good.  And it was excellent.  Such a phenomenal film with a phenomenal cast.  This is how you make a movie in 2020.  Really, really well done.  The Invisible Man, himself, was terrifying on several levels -- a good monster movie in a new vein.  Could they do this will all of the Universal Monsters?  I don't think so.  You have to maintain iconography for Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature, and Wolf Man.  But The Invisible Man doesn't need it to work.  I fear the new Dracula project set in the present, because Dracula needs his cape and medallion and ring, so it worries me, but it worked for The Invisible Man.

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Re: Movie Trailer For Universal's "The Invisible Man" Will Be a Major Flop
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2020, 12:53:41 PM »
 I saw it in the theater, when it came out. I feel the same way. Universal was wise to team up with Blumhouse.

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Re: Movie Trailer For Universal's "The Invisible Man" Will Be a Major Flop
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2020, 11:41:31 PM »
It was just ok.  First of all it was a decent movie but it wasn't The Invisible Man.  Definitely didn't have anything to do with any plot point (besides obviously a man being invisible) from either the novel or movie.  I feel the film would have actually been better served by not giving away the whole invisibility angle in the title; for most of the story it could have been played out as a vengeful spirit until the big reveal.  The script also had some very pedestrian writing, things that were a little to convenient to push the story along.  This type of script could definitely work for any of the other Universal Monsters if all you need is the basic concept; man creates being from cadavers, a vampire, a werewolf, a resurrected mummy, a creature from a body of water...etc...etc.........just throw the "famous monster" name on it as the title.

Had to add, in the end I call the version The Invisible Meh.
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Re: Movie Trailer For Universal's "The Invisible Man" Will Be a Major Flop
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2020, 10:18:47 PM »
I watched it the other night and really like it. I have to say I was cynical at first, basically because I didn't like Leigh Whannell's attitude. Every interview I read he went out of his way to say (and I'm paraphrasing) "I want to stay away from the guy with bandages and floating teacup" type of thing. Another interview in Scream magazine, he said "I was not interested in doing a Penny Dreadful version with top hats and long trench coats (laughing)."

I'm probably oversensitive but I thought "what's so funny about that?" I like old school Gothic horror. They're not common anymore, but every few years we see some good stuff: Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Sleepy Hollow (1999), From Hell (2001), The Wolfman (2010), Crimson Peak (2015), Penny Dreadful (2014-2016). So again, I don't see what's so funny.

Anyhow, I'm over it because I have to admit, at least in this case, Whannell's instincts were spot on. I def like the modern approach. For example, and maybe I'm projecting my own politics, but I like how the techbro douche bag and slimy lawyer are the villains.  And I actually like that the film de-emphasized the science of invisibility, and instead focused on the terror an invisible man could cause.