Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.
Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over. less
“A fast paced film that keeps you enthralled throughout with its awe-inspiring script and a couple of appreciable performances. Go for it!”
Hum bhi hai Josh mein,Josh bhi tha Josh mein. Josh Trank is the 26 year old director of this film. Just last week I saw another 25 year old director make a fantastic debut in a Marathi film called Shala. This one just infused new energy into the found footage genre.
Whats it about? Three friends discover a hole in the ground which leads them to a strange light that empowers them with super human powers like flying, controlling things with their mind etc. But one guy from a dysfunctional family including a drunkard dad and a dying mom takes out his inner rage and anger on people around him.
How is it? Mind F. Blowing
What works? Going the found footage way to tell this story works because we were tired of seeing those day 1, day 2, day whatever in Paranormal Activity. Josh Trank shows his middle finger to all those people who were doing the same thing repeatedly in this genre. Mind you, by the time it ends you will realize that this is not an extremely low/no budget movie. Every kid who grew dreaming of flying will love the sequences when these three are playing catch up in the air. Dane De Haan as Andrew is brilliant and believable in his character transformation. What Cloverfield couldnt achieve with alien attack meets found footage, this one does with sci-fi.
What doesnt? The director spends a little too much time in showing us Andrews relationship with his father and him dealing with his dying mother. Also, they still havent cracked what I think is the weakest link to make found footage film believable. That is, why would someone keep on recording in a state of panic?
Final few words Chronicle is what the found footage genre was looking for to re invent itself.