MOVIE: Chronicle

I'm sure you've been asked already, but if not, let me ask you. If you can have one super power, what ability would you like to have? I know the most common answers would be to fly, which is also my answer. Some people would like to read minds but I always make them reconsider because I think it'd be a problem you know, if you can read people's minds. I think some things are left beautiful as a mystery too so you won't find me asking for that ability. 

However, have you considered wanting the ability to do anything? I mean, anything. . . I can imagine it being overwhelming and dangerous. Well, wouldn't that make a great movie?

Gravitating towards the disturbingly unimaginable, “Chronicle” reckons what teens are capable of when given such endless overwhelming powers.   

20th Century Fox brings Josh Trank’s debut feature film to the big screen – “Chronicle,” like so many of us, the lead teen actors portray regular everyday people obsessed with chronicling their lives, however mundane – or in their case, however extraordinary.   For Andrew, Matt and Steve have stumbled upon something beyond their – or anyone’s – understanding.  Their discovery leads them to acquire powerful telekinetic abilities; in graphic novel parlance, they have superpowers.
            They’re now capable of, well, almost anything.  They can move objects just by thinking about them, crush cars through force of will.  They learn to fly…the ultimate wish fulfillment.  Then things get dark.

What would you do if it happened to you?  What would you be capable of? Those are the intriguing questions posed by “Chronicle,” a new film unlike any you’ve seen before.  It’s a superhero movie that’s not really a superhero movie.  On the surface it belongs in the relatively new sub-genre of “found footage” or “P-O-V” films, but it turns their conventions on its head.  It’s thrilling, yet relatable; rich with creatively conceived and executed camera work and visual effects, but grounded in reality. 

So, what would you do if you suddenly obtained abilities beyond comprehension?  Would you don a special suit, fly off, and battle evildoers?  If you were a teenager, the likely response would be: hell, no.  You’d have a blast with them, pull elaborate pranks, and maybe exact revenge on those who’ve wronged you.  Maybe those powers would amplify your less noble qualities.  Or worse.

“Chronicle” opens February 2 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.  

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  1. this is a fantastic post!

  2. wow, the trailer looks quite good but I don't think I'll watch this, lol >.<

  3. thanks for your comment!
    haha I never really know how to answer that question...maybe teleportation...I'm too impatient to travel places :P

  4. nakita ko yung trailer nito last night!! naexcitement ako!! can't wait to watch this.. :D

  5. This movie intrigues me whenever I see the trailer on TV. I have to find time to watch this.

  6. this looks interesting kumi! thanks for sharing. definitely a must-watch! parang paranormal activity na iba ang story. it's something fresh! :)


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