Griff the Invisible – 2010

3 Stars

Synopsis: Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

Cast
Ryan Kwanten … Griff
Maeve Dermody … Melody
Marshall Napier … Benson
Heather Mitchell … Bronwyn
Kelly Paterniti … Gina
Toby Schmitz … Tony
Kate Mulvany … Cecilia
Anthony Phelan … Detective Stone
David Webb … Gary
Patrick Brammall … Tim
Chan Griffin … Top Hat

Writer/Director: Leon Ford
Original Music: Sep Caton, Lee Devaney and Larissa Rate
Cinematographers: Simon Chapman
Editor: Karen Johnson

Rated PG-13 for some language and violence
90 Minutes

Tagline: The greatest superpower is love

 

I made a promise to rid this city of evil…in the name of justice, It’s not a choice. It’s a responsibility.” – Ryan Kwanten as Griff

Honestly, I have no idea why I even watched GRIFF THE INVISIBLE. I guess I wanted to see (well, hear I suppose)…Ryan Kwanten’s real Australian accent [yes.  the brother from True Blood - get with it!].  On the other hand, I guess I’m just drawn to the genre.  I loved KICK-ASS and DEFENDOR with Woody Harrelson is a hidden gem…check out both of those movies on Netflix Instant.

Ryan Kwanten is Griff – a young man who thinks…well…he’s Batman.  Outfitted with a tight (nicely tight, mind you) black rubber suit with a large G, Griff patrols the streets of his neighborhood.  But the local women think he’s a menace and the local authorities are after him.  Griff’s brother, Tony, recently moved back into town because Griff was being “bullied” at his previous job.  But thing’s haven’t changed at his new job.  But have no fear…Griff the Invisible is here!  Tony’s luck has changed though…in his mind he has a lovely new girlfriend Melody.  But Melody has more in common with Griff – and she realizes that right off the bat.

While the story may be a little lacking, the characters more than makeup for it.  Griff is the title character by Melody, played by Maeve Dermody really steals the spotlight.  Her character is so peculiar,  She calls herself an “experimentalist.” She likes to conduct experiments on the strangest things, such as conducting a street survey about street surveys.  And Melody is always saying interesting, but still weird, little facts like:

Griff: Do you want some water, before you leave?
Melody: Isn’t it funny to think that I just poured hydrogen and oxygen into this hole in my face and now it’s merging with all the other atoms in my body to become part of me? That is, until my body decides to use it to flush out toxic waste. Could I use your toilet?

 

….a mindless review for a mindless movie.

 

Overall Recommendation:  Watch GRIFF THE INVISIBLE when you are in the mood for something silly…but definitely  wait for it to be on Netflix Instant.  I’ll keep you informed.

The Verdict: Movie.

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Even if you don’t watch the movie…this is worth checking out…

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