Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) Poster

**** out of 5

in my comments on the first invisible man, I expressed an opinion that it couldn't possibly get better than the original. I am happy to report I was in error. This film, while not having as pervasive an atmosphere that such a story deserves, and the first film got, has something that was NOT in the first- the invisible man, this time played by Vincent Price, is a sympathetic character, even when driven mad by the effects of the drug that turned him invisible. There aren't as many iconic moments as the first film, but the story is more satisfying because we are allowed to care about the fate of the invisible man.

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