Written by Max Landis & Josh Trank
Chronicle is an innovative and exciting look at three school kids harnessing super powers, adding another title to the alternative super hero movie genre.
On the surface I was expecting a blend of TV shows like Heroes and Misfits, but ended up enjoying a movie delivering an energetic balance between emotion and superhuman abilities, with a near-believable slant.
When these young guys discover something (more than likely alien), it transfers powers to them which they systematically hone into amazing telekinetic skills, leading to an explosive conclusion.
An important component to a movie seen through the lens of regular people is maintaining realistic believability (which takes more than just a shaky camera). This is made easier if you manage to find great unknown (or lesser known) actors. That is one of the aspects of Chronicle that can separate the engagement of the audience, with several familiar players.
5 / B
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished
A: Multi-Viewing Potential