Well, here it is an amazing superhero movie with no famous heroes or famous villains, but a bunch of reckless teenagers discovering that the most important thing here is that the famous quote once said by a famous superhero “With great powers, comes great responsibilities” really matters. I’d say more, “Chronicle” is about family, friends and have someone to count on, because without it… Well, you loose control.
In “Chronicle” we’re introduced to the storie of three high school friends who gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control when one of their friends starts to loose the sense of what is good and what is bad, so their bond is put to test as they embrace their darker sides.
So, if I had now to make a top 5 superhero movies, definitely I would put “Chronicle” in the list. Ok, I know, this movie is not REALLY a superhero movie, actually all the powers, heroes and villains are all the plot of the movie, but “Chronicle” is more than that. We have here a movie in the best “Cloverfield“‘s style, but way better!
Well, I don’t think I can say that, Cloverfield is a total different movie genre. Yeah, they share a common thing, the cam. But even like that they are indeed totally different. First of all I would like to talk about this cam way of make movie! We’ve seen this in movies like “Cloverfield” or even “Paranormal Activity” and in all the movie we saw great results. In “Chronicle” it wasn’t different.
The thing is, this movie is about growing up, learn, know that every move you make has consequences, good or bad. When you watch for the first time you are indeed stunned and want to see more and more the super telekinesis powers that the boys have, but after a while you see that that’s not the main plot of the movie. That’s clear because you don’t have to know where those powers came from.
So, as the boys keep using their new powers, they become stronger, now moving bigger things such as cars, buses and whatever is big. They also start to fly!
Well, the main character is Andrew (Dane DeHaan) a regular boy, not popular in school, who has problems at home, his mother is dying and his father is an ass.. Well, good enough, isn’t it? Now, what happens if you give unlimited powers for such a boy? Yeah, the powers corrupted him.
Well guys, for the end, what we watch is a superhero movie with a typical storie about three friends, one of them doesn’t control his powers, but is controlled by his powers, he becomes the villain and in the end the friends become hero and villain… That’s it, but, pay attention in how the movie was made, the camera thing, the wishes that every character have and their lives.. The movie is indeed a chronicle, a chronicle of life, of living, of how is important to have friends, have people to support you, otherwise, in the end you won’t have even yourself to count on!
Movie Rate: A