Chronicle (2012) Review
Chronicle has surprised me and has shockingly become one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time, now that’s an impressive feat considering the last movie I did that with was Transformers.Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.
I have never been a huge fan of found footage movies but in this case I will make an example because it really does complement the story and blends well with the characters development.This story is very original at least I haven’t seen anything like it before and is told artfully in this movie, with impressive but not over the top special effects this movie does give a feeling that if this happened for real then this is how it would look. The fight scenes and clashes the characters had with their powers where very impressive and considering the budget had an epic feel to the power the characters possessed.
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The characters were portrayed perfectly by the main cast who genuinely acted like three young guys who discovered telekinetic powers, by this I mean they didn’t go fight crime but they did use a leaf blower on the cheerleaders.Usually the downfall for movies like this are their end but for chronicle I think it’s one of its strengths and the relatively short time of 83 minutes was perfect for the whole set of events to be played out without it being too long or short for character development.
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