The Invisible Man (1933) - 3 stars out of 10
I cannot even fathom how amazing it must have been to witness “The Invisible Man” in 1933. While we often take green screen and simple smoke-and-mirrors (or wires) special effects for granted, they were groundbreaking in this film. To the modern eye, this film is not very impressive but it is important because of its cinematic historical significance. It demonstrated the potential movie magic that was possible at the time and effectively drives home the helplessness of trying to catch a man who cannot be seen. Unfortunately, the acting is rather bad. With the exception of Claude Rains, the acting is either non-existent or too far over the top. I do give the film a low ranking because, despite its significance, it isn't very good. While I wouldn’t recommend this film for an acting clinic, it was one of the most successful Universal horror films of the 1930’s and is a must for any movie fan who wants to experience the history of cinema.