The turn of a new century and an exciting era for filmmaking would soon sour. It is the reaction to adaptation and the appeal of seeing similar stories time and time again that weakens film, but some can take tried and tested source material to new areas and modern times. Paul Verhoeven applied that with this loose adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man. He does not riff on the set designs or the moral impact that could come from a man invisible to the naked eye but engages with the twisted, devolving mind of a man turned invisible out of choice and struggling to turn back.