A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but cannot rid himself of the effect. Held up in an isolated village and spied on by the villagers, his attitude slowly changes and he becomes murderously insane.
Hilarious and a little sad. The stuff of greatness. The addition of Gloria Stuart's character wasn't really necessary, but it's no big deal. I liked how Griffin murdered Kemp in a firey explosion; a welcome change from the novel.
Arguably better than Dracula or Frankenstein, Invisible Man just sparkles as brightly as it did upon release. The effects still stand up today and easily remains one of the greatest horror films. The real magic lies in the whimsical nature that Whale provided-that was sorely lacking in Frankenstein, and came to full fruition with Bride of Frankenstein. And Claude Rains is genius as always.
Fantastic narration by James Whale from the equally great story by visionary writer H.G Wells. Veteran universal pictures craftsman John P. Fulton's visual effects are amazing, even for today's standards. Delightful parable about the corruption of power. The always outstanding Claude Rains incarnates (well, almost entirely with his voice) the scientist who uses his remarkable power to damage society.
Como varios de los clásicos de horror de la Universal Pictures, todo inicia con un loco desquiciado obsesionado con algo, en este caso, el ser invisible. ¿De dónde proviene el pánico o el gran clímax de la película? El que un orate está suelto y es invisible. Aunque anticuado, los efectos de invisibilidad para este tiempo no eran grandes retos. Es por eso que la escena de una quijada invisible es la mejor de todas.
after rating the second part of the franchise, i wanted to say something about the first part as well. what i find interesting about this movie is not the invisibility theme (that alone i would openly dislike), but the portrayal of insanity into which invisibility drives an individual. this is an sf movie, but the invisibility issue might as well be the everyday side effect of blending into today's oblivious society.
perhaps it was the early days of cinema business, but still... such an awful acting and awful editing. Almost ruined the whole thing, the imaginations, the ideas of paranoia and human identity.
P.S: an extra star. I don't know is it a truth or just psychosomatic, but somehow that innocent, true passion of cinema-making still can be felt.