Chronicle

Chronicle

3.8 307 Ratings

Directed by : Josh Trank

Release Date : | Length : 83 Minutes

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plot

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.

Verdict

“A fast paced film that keeps you enthralled throughout with its awe-inspiring script and a couple of appreciable performances. Go for it!”

Chronicle Credit & Casting

Dane DeHaan

Chronicle Audience Review

Quite a Chronicle

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Three boys enter a cave and find a glowing extraterrestrial rock. Nope, this isnt the start of some joke but rather the beginning of the engaging plot of Chronicle. A blast knocks them out and when they wake up they posses superhuman powers of telekinesis. As the proverb goes that power corrupts, soon enough the youngest of the lot finds that strength and his newly acquired powers are solutions to his abuse at the hands of his father and other people. The other two dont agree and they have to now stop one of their own who actually might be the most powerful of the lot.

The hand-held, shaky camera effect is used smartly though in all honesty with a script this good, it wasnt required and at times feels like a gimmick. The moral degradation of the youngest member, Andrew (Dane DeHann) is nicely presented and though you feel happy for him when he dishes his father some of his own medicine, you also can see the how the boys gone over to the dark side. The other two boys on the other hand feel kind of underdeveloped.

The scenes of wanton destruction contain some beautiful effects and despite the shaky camera are presented in all their glory. This is by no means a cheap movie with enough emphasis on ensuring the scale isnt compromised on in any manner.

The fast pacing and playful script which effortlessly turns gears by going dark, keep the movie interesting throughout. If only the gimmicky hand-held camera had been toned down and equal importance been given to all the characters then this would have been one hell of an effort.