Griff the Invisible

Super hero movies might be on they’re way out, but I feel if the genre is hoping to be reinvigorated they need more films like Griff the Invisible. Griff (Ryan Kwanton) is your average guy doing what he can to protect the innocent at night and trying his best to not explode at his mundane, office day job. All of this works quite well until he meets Melody. There’s always a girl, isn’t there? This quick summation might sound stale but give the trailer a watch, it’s surprisingly fresh and fun. Griff the Invisible looks to be a blend of the dark alley beat downs in Kick-Ass paired with the tender love story of Scott Pilgrim, will it succeed?

One things for sure, it’s a nice change of pace to see Kwanton as the awkward Griff after his turn as sex-panther Jason Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood (a little nod for those of you current with the series). Watch the trailer below and let us know if you’ll check out Griff the Invisible when it releases in select theatres, August 19th.


Griff – office worker by day, superhero by night – has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

By day Griff (Ryan Kwanten) is an everyday office worker, in an everyday town. He lives a secluded life, bullied by co-workers (Toby Schmitz) – his protective brother his only friend. By night Griff assumes his other identity, roaming the dark streets protecting the innocent and the vulnerable from the dangers that lurk in the shadows – he is the hero, GRIFF THE INVISIBLE.

Increasingly concerned by Griff’s eccentric behaviour, his brother (Patrick Brammall) attempts to draw him back into the ‘real world’. In doing so he introduces Griff to Melody (Maeve Dermody) an equally eccentric and charming girl.

Fascinated by Griff’s idiosyncrasies, which are equal only to her own, Melody begins to fall for Griff. As Griff is forced to face up to realities of a mundane world, it is up to Melody to rescue GRIFF THE INVISIBLE for the sake of herself, Griff and their love for each other.

Also, click the jump for a gallery of images from the film, including some great shots of Kwanton in costume.



So…this teaser trailer for Griff the Invisible is a joke right?  Like one of those horrendous spoof movies like Meet the Spartans. Nope, apparently it’s just that bad.  Which is a damn shame too because I love it’s star Ryan Kwanten from HBO’s hit show True Blood. While the role as the likable dim wit isn’t much of a stretch for Kwanten the film definitely seems to be lacking something… like a creative concept.  Griff looks like any other super-hero movie but with a tagline that reads like a Hallmark card “The Greatest Superpower is Love” it looks even worse than Batman with George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell.

Hopefully, the teaser trailer from indie Austrailan director, Leon Ford isn’t doing the film justice and there is more to this than what meets the eye.  Kwanten plays Griff,  “a meek office worker by day, but at night he turns into a crime-fighting superhero”.  Ok, maybe not.  However, what gets me is the fact the stars of the film don’t want to make the fact that they are in this this thing “invisible”.  Kwanten and co-star Maeve Dermody both had great things to say about the script.  Kwanten was so adamant about getting the role that at the end of his audition tape he shares that,

“I really just wanted to say ‘f**k guys, believe me I can do this. I am right for this’.”

Furthermore Dermody commented on her love for her character,

“I just adore her, and in the same way I just read it and went, ‘I completely need to be near this and be inside it,

I don’t think I’ll ever let it go now, really. I refuse to.”

Wow, all I can say there must be something I’m missing about this “project from down under”.  What do you guys think?  Check out the teaser trailer after the jump!

Source: ComicsAllianceAbcNews