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Griff the Invisible: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an Aussie take on Superman

2.5 out of 4 stars

Country
USA
Language
English

A cheerfully offbeat Aussie take on superhero movies, with True Blood star Ryan Kwanten playing a socially maladroit office worker (by day) and a frowning, rubber-suited crime-buster at night.

Curiously, the Clark Kent scenes work best. Especially when Kwanten bumps into his Lois Lane (Maeve Dermody – absolutely charming), a math geek who, upon downing a glass of water, exclaims, "Isn't it funny to think I just poured hydrogen and oxygen into a hole in my face and now it's merging with the other atoms in my body to become part of me."

Smartly filmed in vibrant, Dick Tracy comic-book colours. With a bracing score from the Australian pop group Kids at Risk. Lots of fun until debut director Leon Ford gets lost in sci-fi action bits in the last reel.

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Griff the Invisible

  • Written and directed by Leon Ford
  • Starring Ryan Kwanten and Maeve Dermody
  • Classification: PG


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