New In Theaters Review: Chronicle

The movie Chronicle tells the story of three high school students who stumble upon a hole in the ground while at a student rave party. They decide to climb down into the hole, and are amazed to find a large glowing meteorite. The next day, they discover that they have somehow developed the power to move objects with their minds. As days past, and they learn to control their new powers, they also start to discover that they can do even more incredible things with their new found abilities. Soon things spin out of control as one of the three starts to show a darker side, and become uncontrollable. Now it will be up to the other two to try and get him under control, before he harms himself and anyone around him.

Now when I first saw the trailer for this movie, I thought it looked really interesting. It showed three high school kids developing super powers and doing what teenagers would do, playing practical jokes on people, with their new abilities. It then showed how easy it is to lose control when dealing with such powers. Yes, I thought this was a good premise, but I felt the movie fell short of the possibilities it could have achieved. I felt the movie focused too much on the three guys fooling around with their powers, and then all of a sudden, things dramatically changed and one of them started to become out of control. After that, the rest of the movie moved really fast, and the climatic ending seemed really short and not all that climatic. This movie could have been so much more, and a lot more action packed, especially with the final battle scene. I walked out of the theater, feeling cheated and disappointed. I gave this film 1 ¾ stars out of 4. Although the premise was a good one, it didn’t live up to its expectations. The movie ran 1 hour and 24 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking. It was written by Max Landis and Joshua Trank. The film was directed by Joshua Trank. The movie was distributed by 20th Century Fox Distribution.

Having great abilities comes with even greater responsibilities – Ezo

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