Movie Review: Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight

The second of the Full Moon reviews, this is the sequel to Mandroid, titled “Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight”:

When a lab experiment goes wrong, Benjamin Knight is left invisible while his scientist friends try to find a formula that will restore his visibility to last the rest of his life.

This movie starts out with, and spends a lot of time with Mandroid. By comparison, the titular character doesn’t show up until around a fourth of the way in and even then he doesn’t really start to matter for several more minutes. Kind of a strange take on the movie — maybe they had some changes made mid-filming. The story kind of meanders until that point, aside from an early car crash there’s not a whole lot going on for a good portion of the movie. It feels like they had a runtime in mind and stretched what they had to fit it.

There’s some dry ice/pink meth looking stuff that apparently makes people awful drivers. It seems to be related to the Supercon from the last movie, but the effects are so random — it’s the same garbage that turned Ben Knight invisible in the first movie, and it also powers Mandroid somehow. The best parts were watching people fight the invisible Ben Knight, because it’s just hilarious and I don’t think it’s intentional.

Overall, they should have stopped at one, or seriously reconsidered this entry. It’s not a regular B movie — it’s a B-minus movie, at best.

Report card:
Acting: Below average, even by the returning cast.
Effects: Practical, not a lot of CGI type effects.
Violence: A ton. Nothing too crazy, but it’s all pretty over the top.
Gun Use: Exactly average — wounds don’t make sense and guns never seem to run out of ammo.
Gore: No.
Creepy? Yes, but mostly just the crazy weirdos.
Monster Type? Most all of the bad guys in the movie are simply bad or crazy guys.
Funny? In places.
Nudity: Yes, and it is unnecessary and downright weird.
Pacing: Stuttering. It goes quick sometimes, it goes slow others. It bogs down way easier than the first.

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