Monday, May 28, 2012

Durr Movies: Chronicle

Normally I'll review movies that are currently in theaters, but let's make an exception for this movie.

Chronicle is about three high school kids that discover a supernatural structure that grants them all telekinetic powers. After tinkering with their new found powers, one of them begins abusing it for his own personal needs.

Initially when I first saw the trailer for Chronicle, I didn't think too much of it, but after a while, everybody I had talked to about it insisted that I watch it. So low and behold on this chilly Monday I decided to see what all the fuss was about.

First and foremost it was filmed in the whole "found footage" style in which a character in the film is the cameraman, like Paranormal Activity or The Blair Witch Project.

Found footage films aren't really my cup of tea but I'll watch them anyways, so as long as I'm not in a theater. I get harsh motion sickness watching these movies on large screens.

The movie could have strayed off path with stylized action, but I'm glad they gave the movie a bit of humanity. It could have been extremely over the top especially with a concept like this.

If you have ever watched Akira, you can definitely see it in this movie which isn't a bad thing at all. It's the closet thing to an Akira live action adaptation we have, until somebody decides to revive the actual production of the live action Akira film. Which will probably be awful.

With all that being said, I thought Chronicle wasn't as great as the hype made it out to be. I felt like I've already watch this movie, the plot was quite straight forward and you could probably imagine what the ending would be like. Granted it's still a decent movie, with moderately believable high school student acting.

Should you watch it? Eh. Sure.

Case and Point
Chronicle is: a masculine ego trip gone worse.

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