Friday, July 6, 2012
Movie Review: Chronicle
An interesting take on the whole super-hero origin genre really, like what if Peter Parker had been a typical smart-ass teen? I thought the script was really smart and sharp... fresh even. Rare in movies today. The pace of the movie was also excellent as you just jump right in and keep going, highlighted by a wild finish. It's also a satisfactory finish, with a solid conclusion.
I never had heard of any of the 3 lead actors but thought they all did a nice job acting like "real" teens... a bit annoying at times but overall pretty fun, decent kids. Kids with real world problems.
What's not to like? I hated the fact that it was a lot of the "found footage" type shooting. There's really no reason for it and they seem to abandon it some of the time as they come up with a "floating camera" to film with. It's just needless to me and added nothing, but did often subtract from what was happening.
Overall though I thought it to be a fine sci-fi romp, semi-serious at times which lightens the mood so it doesn't seem too silly.
Just remember... "with great power comes great responsibility."