Following an accident in her scientist mother's laboratory with the new wonder fluid NT26D, which is designed to fight illnesses genetically, 12-year-old Sue - Ruby M. Lichtenberg, now has the unique ability to make herself invisible. So when Sue's mother is kidnapped right before her very eyes, she is just the girl for the job. Together with Kaya (Anna Shirin Habedank), a rather nerdy girl of the same age who could teach James Bond's Q a few things, and Tobi, who not only looks good and has the hots for her but can also do amazing things on his bicycle, Sue and her friends combine their strengths and talents to free her mother, unmask the conspiracy behind her disappearance and bring the truth to light.
"Invisible Sue" wasn't really all that outstanding, if you sit down to watch it by yourself. But if you sit down as a family, then I believe the movie will have more appeal.
This felt like a pseudo-superhero movie made by one of the numerous children channels, such as Nickelodeon and the like. I mean that in a positive way, mind you. Because the production value was great, they put a great amount of effort into the special effects and the execution of the movie on the screen, just a shame that the movie was one that seemed like it was aimed at a younger audience.
The movie starts out pretty good, and it is nicely paced, but for me it started to become stale and flaccid about an hour into the movie, and I must admit that I was starting to lose interest in the movie about that point.
The special effects in "Invisible Sue" were quite good, and that definitely did a lot for the movie. Now, you will not be blown away and bedazzled by a spectacle of special effects, but it was quite good, taking into consideration the premise of the movie.
The acting in the movie was good, again taking into consideration of the genre of the movie. But you shouldn't be getting your hopes up for a Shakespearian theatrical experience.
Now, this movie is German, but I was unfortunate enough to watch an English dubbed movie, and it was really, really hard not to focus on the lip synch that was totally out of tune with the German pronunciations and the English dubbed language on the speakers. Actually, I think if I had watched it in its original language, than I would actually have given the movie another star on my rating.
My rating for "Invisible Sue" is five out of ten stars.
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