Memoirs of an Invisible Man


Director: John Carpenter

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl

Inherently evil government agents pursue Joe Average after he is accidentally turned invisible, in a dundering comic fantasy with no laughs. I wanted to like this film, but it stank.

Chevy Chase is too repulsive a physical presence to make a good lead in anything, let alone a semi-romantic lead in a comedy opposite a fox like Daryl Hannah. He's never been funny since his catch-line was "I'm Chevy Chase, & you're not," he's just a sack of shit.

I don't know if the film could've been any good with better casting; I think as long as they wanted to tell those particular jokes, it had to fail. John Carpenter is a horror director, not a comedy director, & this just might be his worst film.

Apart from some cutesy-poo special effects like "invisible man vomits" there's really nothing interesting anywhere in the film. After all this time I'm still steamed & want my money back.

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