Chronicle - Movie Review (2012)
Enjoyed the movie and saw it this week and took a pal from work. We made it a Savelander evening as we saw a free movie with ROE passes, and then hit up Starbucks afterward for free coffees with a small gc that was a Christmas present. So that was fun. The movie had plenty of effects, and the crowd (average age of 15 - 40yo or so) were into it. I was hoping for a bit more development with one of the main character's parents, as well as a bit more in regards to the discovery (the 3 high school pals) but other than that it was a fun ride, and has been well-received by moviegoers and critics alike. It was also cool seeing a movie that was Seattle, Washington-based (as that's about 3 hours by car from here) and fun seeing the Pacific Northwest represented on the big screen.
"Chronicle is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Josh Trank and written by Max Landis based on a story by both Trank and Landis. The film stars Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, and Alex Russell. The plot follows Andrew (DeHaan), his cousin Matt (Russell) and their fellow high school student Steve (Jordan), as they form a close bond after receiving telekinetic abilities from an unknown object. The group use their abilities for mischief and personal gain until Andrew begins to use them for darker purposes. The film is visually presented from the perspective of various video recording devices, primarily from a hand-held camcorder used by Andrew to document the events in his life. The film was released on February 1, 2012 in the United Kingdom and Ireland and was released in the United States on February 3, 2012. It received positive reviews from critics."
Atlantic City Weekly
Chronicle provides more emotional weight than the typical found-footage movie, and that makes it an enjoyable example of a film that is a cut above its genre roots.
February 13, 2012
This isn't a family-friendly superhero flick like Sky High nor is it a costume-clad wish-fulfillment fantasy like Kick-Ass. Instead, it grounds its science fiction in high school fact while taking uncomfortable detours into Columbine territory.
February 10, 2012