Released movie: Griff the Invisible

Movie Title: Griff the Invisible

Release Date: August 20, 2011

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Review:
The film centers on a man who yearns to be a superhero. Griff (Ryan Kwanten) fights crime at night by monitoring his neighborhood for criminal activity from his high-tech equipment at his apartment. During the day he is a socially awkward office worker who spends his days being bullied by his workmates. Griff has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody (Maeve Dermody) a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.
Melody has a bruised forehead most of the time, she spends her time trying to walk through walls. Although she is dating Griff’s brother Tim (Patrick Brammall), he’s too normal for Melody. Melody and Griff attempt to achieve Griff’s ultimate goal of actual invisibility. Both of their lives are irreversible changed and they set off on a path of self-discovery that leads them in an exciting direction.
One of the best tricks that the director utilizes is twisting our own perceptions. We feel nothing is wrong with these people until we are told otherwise. Unfortunately, the film has a tendency to wear out quite often. Retreading plot points already played out 30 minutes before doesn’t help, and the film needs an arc that actually goes somewhere.

Director and actors

Director – Leon Ford

Maeve Dermody

Marshall Napier

Toby Schmitz

Ryan Kwanten