“The Invisible”

invisiblethe.jpgJustin Chatwin
Margarita Levieva
Chris Marquette
Callum Keith Rennie
Alex O’Laughlin
Marcia Gay Harden

PG13           102min           2007

Nick Powell is a handsome young writer with a future as bright as he is. Then one tragic night he’s brutally attacked and left for dead – but he’s really not. He’s trapped in a ghostly limbo where no one can see or hear him except Annie, the one person who might be able to save him. They must work quickly together to solve the mystery of his murder before it is too late and Nick’s chance to live again is lost forever.

“The Invisible” is based on the novel and film, “Den Osynlige” by Mats Wahl. For the most part is a natural progress of the thriller plot. I would have preferred a higher body count. Overall, it delivers what it set out to.

This is an entertaining film but the plot is over simplified and the characters needed fleshing out. From the conflict to resolution, concluded too quickly and simplistic, creating unrealistic feel to the film. The characters were too predictable and followed stereotypical traits. Several places in the film it could have taken an un-Hollywood twist and made the film so much more rewarding for the audience.

Even with everything wrong with it, it’s still better than some of the films out there. “The Invisible” is still an entertaining film that I watched for the body count.

The DVD contains 13 minutes of deleted footage that should have been adding to given more to the characters. It has music videos: “The Kill” by 30 Seconds to Mars and “Taking Back Control” by Sparta. There are two audio commentaries one with the director David Goyer and writer Christine Roam and the other commentary with writer Mick Davis. Rounding out the special features are trailers for: “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, “Ratatouille”, Lost: Complete Third Season”, “Wild Hogs”, and “Becoming Jane”.

I give it 3/5 Gs.

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