For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Found Footage Movies, here’s a review of Chronicle (2012) by Tim of FilmFunkel
Thanks again to Tim of FilmFunkel for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Natasha of Life of This City Girl We will be reviewing our favorite Sci-Fi Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of January by sending them to email@example.com Try to think out of the box! Great choice Natasha!
Let’s see what Tim thought of this movie:
Chronicle is a wide-ranging Found Footage entry with a decent reason for its footage to exist. The performances are great. Equal parts abusive home, cool friendships, and a disastrous mix of superpowers with emotional rage.
Three high-schoolers get exposed to a strange energy source and acquire ever-increasing telekinetic powers. It knits three boys together who likely would not have been friends to begin with. Handled pretty impressively.
A drunk and abusive father, though, pushes one too far and things go terribly wrong. As all the characters are so genuine, the narrative is always emotionally effective. Combined with great CGI sequences and effects – it’s a solid FF entry.