The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
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as Robert Griffin
as Mark Foster
as Julie Herrick
as Dr. Peter Drury
as Herbert Higgens
as Lady Irene Herrick
as Sir Jasper Herrick
as Sir Frederick Travers
as Jim Feeny
as Al Parry
Critic Reviews for The Invisible Man's Revenge
The last serious invisible man film for nearly a half-century proves to be rather disappointingly tedious to get through.
No, it's not a patch on the James Whale film, but it has its points as one of Universal's "silver age" (oft times, more like tin-foil age) outings.
It's very hard to like Hall's character, who decides being invisible is the best way to dispense justice to those who cheated him. Not one of my favorites.
Audience Reviews for The Invisible Man's Revenge
More invisible antics, but by now they're getting old. The plot is stale, the characters aren't too interesting, and the ending is average. The effects are a bit more of a miss in this one.
Scraping the bottom of the invisible barrel, this Invisible Man sequel recycles several already recycled plots and insanely takes revenge on the unwitting fans. At this point, the special effects BECOME the star of this franchise. Oh, but what a tarnished star! We've already seen the mad scientist serum, Invisible Mans grandson, and convict-exacting-revenge angles, so why not combine them all together into one visibly poor caper? At this late in the stage for the franchise, the suspense proves negligible, as is the shear redundancy of the story. In this unrated continuation of the Universal series, an eccentric scientist (Jon Hall) helps a fugitive from the law become invisible, unwittingly giving him the power to exact revenge on his former friends. Most of the players who helped to secure the 1933 original a classic status are long gone. As it turns out, this is a smart move. Thankfully, Abbott & Costello gave the series one its strongest follow-ups. Otherwise, this Revenge plot would've taken the Invisible Man out of the game on a low note. Bottom line: Jeered Science
Fifth entry in The Invisible Man series is a good final to the series, and if you ask me, it was about time that the ended the series before the ideas were scrapping the bottom of the barrel, which was almost the case. This fifth entry is a good enough final to the series and has a good cast of actors in the film. At about this point in the series, you can see that the film was struggling at delivering a good plot, because well, after four sequels, how many good ideas are left? However, they managed to turn out the best entry since the second film. For a fourth film, The Invisible Man's Revenge goes back to more of its horror roots that was displayed in the first and second film, and was very toned down in nature for the third and fourth parts. As far as the film goes, this is good final film in the series, and it's a good thing that they didn't make any more films as they would have clearly run out of ideas, and it almost was the case. The Invisible Man's Revenge is a good horror film and the actors are good. The story is quite engaging as well, and it is a fine end to a legendary series. As usual the highlight of the film is the stunning use of effects to create the invisible man. This may not be a perfect film, but for what it is, it's an entertaining film worth watching. Like I said, the effects are stunning, and the story is good enough to entertain, just don't expect a terrific final. Good, but not great.
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