An early February release sets the bar of expectations pretty low for films, especially ones that have an action element. We expect the studios to hold their blockbusters and better films for the spring and summer months. So even after hearing some good word of mouth, I wasn’t really expecting all that much from Chronicle (incidentally the first film from 2012 I’ve viewed). But it had an intriguing premise, and it sounded like it might at least be decent, so I decided to give it a chance. I’m glad I did.
Told in the “found footage” format (hence the name), Chronicle tells the story of three high school seniors who, after encountering a strange object, find themselves endowed with gradually-increasing telekinetic abilities. The Chronicle in question is what happens as they learn how and when to use their powers. It’s worth noting that although this is certainly a “super powers” movie, it is definitely not a “super hero” movie. These are just ordinary kids, with extraordinary powers. Continue reading