A loner (Dane DeHaan) escapes his abusive home life and discovers a mysterious crater that gives him and two fellow high school students psychokinetic powers in this found-footage-style superhero film from director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis. DeHaan plays Andrew, a angsty teen whose mother is dying and whose father takes out his violent frustrations out on the boy. As a result, Andrew starts filming everything around him, including the dreadful night that he, his cousin Matt (Alex Russell) and the soon-to-be senior class president, Steve (Michael B. Jordan), wake up with superpowers after exploring a condemned piece of land housing an unexplained power source. The three bond over their newfound abilities, with Andrew clearly leading the pack in terms of control and strength. Despite their noble intentions, a darker streak appears in one of them as the other two try to take control over a situation that soon spirals into homicidal madness -- all of which is captured on camera. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Chronicle follows the fad of "found footage" cinema. Shot with handheld cameras, the stars here have super powers and the audience gets to see what they do with that. The story, the acting, and especially the special effects aren't outstanding. The effects are very cheap at times and the whole wonder of the movie's concept fails to live up to the hype on a mediocre film such as this.
I liked this movie. This was by far the best documentary style movie I have watched yet. I thought the story line was gripping. I will say you can see the ending coming 3/4 of the way in. But still a good watch