Chronicle (2012) preview

Chronicle is but two weeks away from its release in early February. This melding of two very popular trends; superpowers and “found footage” will no doubt thrill audiences and judging by the trailer (below) I will be heading the queue.

The plot certainly sounds very interesting. When three friends make a fascinating  (and mysterious) discovery they start to develop telekinetic abilities. When they begin to test them out, just good-natured pranks at first, their friendship is eventually put under massive strain as a darker side of the phenomena starts to emerge and they start to lose control. Well, boys will be boys.

The cast is headed by Michael B. Jordan of Friday Night Lights fame and also features Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael Kelly. Hopefully director Josh Trank can bring together this strong cast and give us a truly memorable viewing experience that stands up next to Cloverfield and, Paranormal Activity and Trollhunter in the flourishing handheld subgenre.

A few people have been bickering about the fact that parts of the movie don’t seem like anyones behind a camera, but we will have to wait for the release to see if they come up with an explanation for this. Either way, I look forward to finding out as this movie is sure to be one heck of a ride.

Video sourced from Youtube.

See my top 10 “found footage” movies


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