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Nov 26th 2019 at 7:16:51 PM

[up]Really banking on the invisible people genre, huh?

Edited by Beatman1 on Nov 26th 2019 at 10:17:08 AM

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Jan 10th 2020 at 12:15:41 PM

The Invisible Man is rated R "for some strong bloody violence, and language".

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Jan 26th 2020 at 1:50:55 PM

So, the movies Universal currently has lined up include:

  • Whannell's Invisible Man, due out next month.

  • Elizabeth Banks' The Invisible Woman

  • A Renfield movie directed by Dexter Fletcher

  • And something called Dark Army with Paul Feig attached.

The Mummy was terrible, but I'm disappointed that Bride of Frankenstein got taken down with it. Bill Condon can be an incredible director, and Bardem as the Monster is damn good casting.

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Jan 26th 2020 at 1:52:21 PM

Shouldn't they have started with the trailers, or this is a self-fulfilled flop prophecy?

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Jan 26th 2020 at 3:05:15 PM

I saw a trailer for Invisible Man when I went to go see 1917 and it was quite interesting (and also if anything makes the villain a lot more terrifying considering he goes from a manipulative scientist on a power trip to an actual abusive husband psychologically torturing his ex-wife.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
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Jan 26th 2020 at 3:35:07 PM

[up] I actually think he starts out as an abusive husband (hence why his wife runs away from him) and then turns into an invisible abusive husband.

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Jan 30th 2020 at 1:06:25 PM

[up] That sounds correct based on the few interviews I've read. What they're being cagey about is precisely how he becomes invisible. I'm starting to wonder if they've dumped the chemical formula in favor of a light bending suit a la Metal Gear Solid.

Anyways, I hope this one does well so we get some more Universal monster movies, particularly something Frankenstein related. Ol' boltneck was always my favorite of Universal's stable.

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Jan 30th 2020 at 4:46:03 PM

The trailer makes it look like some sort of machine that one walks through.

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Jan 30th 2020 at 9:09:30 PM

Which would make it oddly similar to The Invisible Woman (1940).

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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
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Jan 31st 2020 at 7:55:14 AM

[up][up][up][up] I actually meant that in the original story he was a sociopathic scientist.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
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Jan 31st 2020 at 10:42:34 AM

That's true. In the book, Griffin drives his father to suicide and doesn't give a shit.

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Feb 2nd 2020 at 2:31:47 PM

Super Bowl TV spot. This movie looks intense.

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Feb 3rd 2020 at 6:11:40 PM

Nice to see the paint trick from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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Feb 4th 2020 at 12:02:58 AM

I think the "light-bending suit" theory may be the right one. His head has a weird texture in that shot that makes more sense if something's covering it.

Feb 4th 2020 at 4:17:43 PM

Yeah, that texture screams full body suit.

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Feb 6th 2020 at 9:34:31 PM

Someone on Reddit said they saw an early screening, and said the trailer wasn't overly spoilery. They didn't give any details, but they said at most it showed one moment from the climax and maybe two from the middle.

And that texture is very suit like, but I'm hoping for a bit of a twist: maybe the machine shown in the trailer merged the suit with his body, and he'll be all fucked up looking. But maybe I just really want some body horror in the movie and it's my wishful thinking acting up.

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Feb 25th 2020 at 11:55:20 AM

Reviews are pretty positive so far. At 91% at the moment.

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Feb 26th 2020 at 1:50:45 PM

Apparently the budget is tiny. $7 million. It should do pretty well for the studio. Invisible people are easy to do on small budgets, and apparently a few actors traded salary considerations for creative control.

Also, have there been enough John Cena jokes to file it as a meme?

Edited by Beatman1 on Feb 26th 2020 at 4:51:57 AM

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Feb 26th 2020 at 6:24:37 PM

Interesting bit of trivia. Elizabeth Moss is playing a character menaced by an invisible man for the second time now. Her first was as a kid on batman the animated series.

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Feb 26th 2020 at 7:01:00 PM

I remember that episode. Damn was it creepy.

Disgusted, but not surprised
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Feb 27th 2020 at 12:53:09 AM

Well it seems that the critics are good and the box office is encouragin. For what I head Blumhouse choose the change the strategy with making solo films first before venturing in shared universes and focusing more in horror than action. Jee is almost like if they read every single Reddit post, Youtube review and this forum.

But anyway, indeed as some of us predicted that was the way to go, let's hope they don't drope the ball. The Reinfeld spin-off sounds a little weird to me, how can you have Reinfeld with no Dracula? But anyway, maybe in a sort of Joker-like psychological thriller showing someone slowly descending on madness may work.

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Feb 27th 2020 at 9:38:07 PM

I just saw The Invisible Man. It was a good horror film, quite tense, with some effective plot turns, but I feel like it could have been scarier than it was if Whannell had dedicated as much energy to terrifying the audience as he did outsmarting them. I don't think the movie is too clever by half or anything, but there's a point in the last third where it becomes bogged down in its plot and doesn't deliver as many big thrills as it had up to that point. But who cares? It's merely a flawed but fine and entertaining movie as opposed to a great one, and it gets some of the particulars so right that it really doesn't seem to matter in the end.

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Feb 28th 2020 at 2:43:07 PM

Just saw it today. I have some reservations with the last few minutes, but they're minor and don't detract much from the overall film. It's just such a well executed and tense horror/thriller, with some really killer moments.

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