Intrusion is a 2021 thriller directed by Adam Salky and written by Chirs Sparling. The film stars Frieda Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green in the lead roles.
‘Intrusion’ Plot Summary
Henry and Meera move from Boston to a small town. The house had been designed and constructed by Henry himself. It’s a lavish and big space. From the outset, you know that it will serve as the epicenter of all the action, and there would be a lot of grimy secrets hidden behind the opulent walls of the mansion.
The couple goes on a date, but when they return, they find their house in disarray. Somebody had broken into the house. They suspect a burglary and call the police immediately. They found out that only their mobiles and laptops had been stolen, which was surprising as there were many other precious things too.
Things get back to normal, and Henry fixes the house while Meera carries on with her life. But then it happens again. A group of people breaks into their house in the middle of the night. Meera gets shocked by the revelations made that night!
A Gun in the House
When the men, who were presumed to be burglars, we’re searching for something, Henry took out a gun he had hidden in the flower pot. Meera was unaware of the fact that Henry had a gun. In the scuffle, Henry helps Meera to escape by jumping from the balcony. As soon as Meera sits in her car, she hears gunshots. She is petrified as Henry was inside, and she believes that he would not come out of it alive. But she is astonished to see that it was Henry who fired the shots and all those burglars were dead.
The fateful ends, but Meera has a lot of questions that are still unanswered. Henry had a weapon that she didn’t know about. Henry killed people, and it didn’t seem to affect him. It worried Meera as he went on with his usual life as if nothing major had happened. It makes Meera dithery about what is true and what is not. But something doesn’t feel right to her.
A Missing Girl
The investigators told the couple that the burglars were from the same family. They had a girl in their family, Christine Cobb, who had been missing for the past few days. One of the burglars had survived somehow. He was in the ICU, and the investigators really hoped that he would be able to talk again so that the mystery of the missing girl was solved.
Something happens that very night that makes Meera even more dubious about Henry. He leaves home, saying that he is going to buy groceries. He left his wallet in the house. Meera goes after him to give him his wallet and also because she feels uneasy staying in the house alone. When she follows, she finds out that he took a different route which did not go to the grocery store. Before she could go any further, she met with an accident. Later, Henry comes back home and gives a plausible excuse that Mera believes to be true.
Meera Smells Foul Play
The next morning the investigator tells Meera that the last surviving member of the Cobb family was no more. Meera did not believe it to be a mere coincidence. A day after her husband took the wrong route, the last surviving member dies. She goes to the residence of the Cobb family and tries to find some evidence. She gets a camcorder and a piece of letterhead that belonged to her husband.
Meera comes back home and searches Henry’s office. She finds a pen drive and knows that Henry did know the Cobb family as they had helped him with the construction. She confronts Henry, but this time too, he cooks up an extremely believable story. Meera dismisses her thoughts altogether as being frivolous and a result of her overthinking.
‘Intrusion’ Ending, Explained – Why did Henry kidnap Christine?
Meera, by chance, sees the footage in the camcorder which she had taken from the residence of the Cobb family. The father was accusing Henry of kidnapping his girl Christine and hiding her inside the house only. Meera goes inside Henry’s office and searches in the architectural maps for a hidden room. She finds one and gets shocked to find Christine tied to a chair there. She unties her, but Henry arrives at that moment, and the truth is revealed.
Henry had a disorder that was characterized by undermining other people by obsessive controlling behavior. He didn’t do anything with Christine. Henry would just sit in front of her and like to feel the power he had over her. Christine had once come on the construction site when the Cobb family was working for Henry.. That was the moment when Henry laid his eyes on her. The impulse of doing such a dastardly act always resided in him. Now that he had a house which had a secret basement, he just acted upon his impulse. He was psychotic to an extremely dangerous level.
Meera realizes that there was only one to escape, i.e. to kill him. She does so and saves Christine’s life too.
Is ‘Intrusion’ Worth your time?
Intrusion has nothing much to offer. The storyline is weak, and Frieda Pinto is the only saving grace. Henry’s transformation from a normal man to a psychopath is also ineffectually structured. The moments of revelations fall flat and fail to make you invested in the story.
The twists and turns feel like they are a force fit and sometimes positioned just so that the narrative could move forward. Intrusion moves at a swift pace but fails to leave any kind of impact.
Intrusion is a 2021 drama thriller film directed by Adam Salky and written by Chirs Sparling. It is streaming on Netflix.