In the very fact that there isn’t actually a superhero in Griff the Invisible, it is a completely unique superhero film. There are few other ways to make an original superhero film, as they have been done to death at this point, in a variety of styles and even budgets. This Australian serio-comedy is less superhero and more quirky romance, but it is only possible with the influx of other superhero films.
Ryan Kwanten of TV’s “True Blood” stars as Griff, an awkward office worker who is constantly bullied for his introverted personality. As a result, Griff has made a world up in his mind to survive the harsh realities of life. At night he becomes a superhero who helps the neighborhood from criminal elements. In reality he is just a strange young man dressing up and running around town pretending to fight imaginary bad guys, but it gives Griff a reason to keep on with all of the harsher elements of life.
Griff’s brother is the opposite, able to talk to women easily and keep a steady job. When he brings over a girl named Melody (Maeve Dermody), Griff begins a friendship with her that allows him to be himself. They both have imaginary worlds that they live in, so they begin living in each others. When everyone else is trying to get Griff to wake up to the responsibilities of the real world, Melody allows him to be what makes him happiest.
The Blu-ray includes a making-of featurette, as well as a few deleted scenes. There is also an audio commentary with filmmaker Leon Ford, as a music video by Kids at Risk.