"The Invisible" More than Meets the Eye

Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller and Remake
Running Time:
97 min.
Release Date: April 27th, 2007 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, criminality, sensuality and language - all involving teens.

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Directed by: David S. Goyer

JJ Rating: A

I saw this movie on Friday but then left for the weekend and went to San Antonio. This is why the review is late. BUT better late than never right? RIGHT!

Nick is an aspiring writer who wants to just leave and go to a writer’s retreat of sorts across the ocean. His mother just thinks that is foolish. His plane is delayed and he ends up going to a party he had decided not to go to. He is in a state of flux because he is pissed with his mother’s apathetic view of his choice in being a writer. He ends up walking out of the party and is taken by Annie and her goons for a little beat down that ends horribly pushing him to a brutal end all because she thinks he did something he did not do. It’s a severe misunderstanding. Nick ends up being able to walk around without being noticed as he sees people in a totally different light than when he was visible.

The Invisible is a good movie and it’s all about misunderstanding turning into understanding. Margarita Leviea plays Annie and she does a fantastic job of starting off as despicable to transforming into a human by movie’s end. She has a huge transformation that is hardly noticeable until the end when every event can be taken into consideration. Justin Chatwin does a good job as the lead Nick and the actress that plays his mother, Marcia Gay Harden, does a nice job of holding it together and then just letting go.

What made me like this movie a lot was the theme of understanding. Nick got to see people he never fully saw in a different light. It allowed him to understand them and with the notion of him gone others got to realize who Nick was/is. It’s interesting because if people fully put forth the energy to understand others then there are certain things that would not occur. People just don’t seem to have the patience to understand why someone thinks one way. They just like jumping to horrible conclusions only because it’s easier for them to do so.

The Invisible shows what a bad judgment call can do. It can cause more trouble than you really bargain for. It is best to fully think about what it is you are doing and not jumping to the easiest answer. You cannot be right all the time about people. I really love this movie’s theme and I could really go on and on about it so I won’t.

In the trailers they had an old man explaining things to Nick. They took the old man out and instead, I believe, they replaced him with a single scene that explained it simpler. If I’m not mistaken and I don’t think I am. I like the ideal they stuck with in the movie by taking out the old man from the trailer. The Invisible is a remake of a foreign film and that was taken from a short story.

I liked everything about the movie and I really don’t have anything to complain about. So that would indicate that I’m going to be buying this film when it comes out on DVD. Oh there is one more thing the title. I think the title, The Invisible, is a great title. He was sort of already invisible when he was alive and then when he was gone he was more visible. It was interesting.

The Invisible is a good movie with a good theme and good acting. I liked it. It’s something people wish they could do…walk around without being seen. Seeing what others think of them while they are not around. But at the same time one doesn’t realize how much they’d learn and understand people they just judged from first glance. Sometimes when you’re not around you’re more visible than when you are…or so the film suggests.

1 comment:

KIm said...

Thank you for the nice post.

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