Tuesday, August 16, 2011
GRIFF THE INVISIBLE turns out to be the biggest waste of time I have seen this year. Despite appealing perfor-mances from its two leads, Ryan Kanten (who was excellent in last years neo-western, revenge thriller Red Hill) and Maeve Dermody (new to me), the film clearly wants to be a delicate little love story that plays around with the current and by-now way-overdone superhero theme. But in its conception and execution it is very nearly brainless from the get-go.
Kick-Ass to Super, we've had a number of other oddball superhero movies. What does this one, from actor-turned-writer/
director Leon Ford (shown, left) bring to the table? Griff marks Ford's first full-length endeavor, and his film would seem to be about growing up and facing real life. But no, instead it's about growing up and facing your fake life. Which is, I guess, more fun (but not, in this case, for viewers).
Village East Cinema in Los Angeles at the NuArt, and elsewhere. Click here to find cities, dates and theaters over the next month or two.