I haven’t really discussed any of the Indie Superhero Films that have come out in the last few years, such as Special
(Haberman/Passmore, 2006), Defendor
(Stebbings, 2009), and Super
(Gunn, 2010), although I do intend to write about how these kinds of movies fit into and complicate the genre in the future. I came across the trailer for the upcoming Australian film Griff the Invisible
earlier this week and thought that I would share it with all of you:
I think it looks like a very interesting deconstruction of the Superhero Genre, and will hopefully be able to turn everything on its head in a highly entertaining way. I for one am very curious to see how it all turns out.
What do you think about the Griff the Invisible trailer?
THE GREATEST SUPERPOWER IS LOVE
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.
GRIFF THE INVISIBLE is the fresh, highly-original romantic comedy from the wildly fertile imagination of debut feature film writer / director Leon Ford. Starring Ryan Kwanten in the lead role of Griff (star of smash hit US TV series True Blood) and Maeve Dermody as Melody (who earned critical acclaim for her performance in Beautiful Kate), GRIFF THE INVISIBLE is fresh from international rave reviews and accolades from the Toronto International Film Festival and will (dis)appear in cinemas nationally March, 2011.