REVIEW: THE INVISIBLE
After his success with "Blade
Trinity" as a writer-director, David Goyer takes on "The
Invisible" . This time only as director. The film which is a
remake of a 2002 Swedish film "Osynlige, Den". Movie
that is an adaptation of Mats Wahl novel of the same name.
"The Invisible" is the story
of Nick Powell (Justin Chatwin) who is a bright high school
senior with an excellent future as a writer. The only
problem is that his mother (Marcia Gay Harden) doesn't like
that idea. As Nick gets close to graduation one night after
leaving a party, he is brutally attacked and left for dead
in the woods. But in reality he is not dead, he is helpless
as no one can see him or
hear him. Soon he will find out that the only person that
can hear him is Annie (Margarita Levieva), who might be the
one able to save him. With time running out Nick and Annie
most work together before it is too late for Nick to live
The film plays a combination
of "The Sixth Sense" and "Ghost", so the idea was promising.
However the film drags a lot until Nick gets the
beating that puts him in a state of limbo between live and
dead. After this point the film starts to look interesting.
But this doesn't last long since as soon as Nick figures
everything out then the film heads down hill from there.
Originally this movie was
promoted as a thriller, but in reality the mystery is lost
40 minutes into the movie. Probably that is the reason why
this film was never screened for the critics on its
theatrical release and the release day was changed so many
times. Overall the movie feels like an average CW's
"Supernatural" episode, where the best thing is the music
and the cinematography.
Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) Enhance for 16x9 TVs
Digital 5.1 Surround - English Spanish French,
Subtitles - English, Spanish,
Deleted Scenes: 13 minutes
that don't add to much to the film
“The Kill,” the song that
catapulted 30 Seconds to Mars to fame.
“Taking Back Control” by
up-and-coming band, Sparta
Feature Audio Commentary:
By director David S. Goyer and writer Christine Roum
Feature Audio Commentary: By
writer Mick Davis
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