Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important ... See full summary »
Jorge Michel Grau
The plot is based on a true story that happened in the late 40's in a small village in Uruguay. The film focuses on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house which hides an ... See full summary »
Andrew is a troubled but creative teen with a keen visual eye and a high-quality HD camera. He is introverted and socially awkward. Along with his friends, Matt and Steve, they make a discovery that leads them all to acquire powerful telekinetic abilities. They're now capable of, well, almost anything. But things take a dark turn. Written by
The film has no original score, only using sources such as radio and iPods to generate music. See more »
Fifth Avenue, which travels southbound from the Space Needle, has the monorail above it, at the time, Seattle's only elevated train, which is not shown as Matt and his girlfriend are inside the car being manipulated by Andrew. See more »
I am soooo glad I chose to watch this at the cinema...I usually don't go to cinemas but it was a night out and we chose Chronicle.
I was expecting a "Sky High" type of film and thank god it wasn't (although that film was brill too!) I actually wouldn't recommend kids watch this film.
I didn't know it was a "hand-held camera aspect" type of film and that probably would have put me off but honestly, it really doesn't matter at all and I thought it helped with building a believable story from the kids' perspectives.
It has the usual groan-inducing moments of explaining why the camera is constantly on but that's to be expected.
Story-wise, can't really fault it. It is realistic and the effects are superb; probably some of the best flying sequences I have seen in a while.
Couple of downsides: I would have liked the "abusive father" stuff to have been less restrained and / or the mother and son scenes to be more poignant because frankly, I personally didn't "quite" believe one of the kid's motivation for the things he did; it was also weird that the cousin didn't really spend time with his aunt...I don't want to give too much away though.
I also wasn't happy with the final scene. The ending itself was absolutely superb - I wasn't expecting it to be as massive as it was thinking their budget might prevent that but it was amazing. The final scene left me feeling like it wasn't necessary - but it didn't detract from anything that had gone before, it just meant I looked at my friend afterwards and said "why?" instead of "wow!".
But we were both animatedly talking about how brilliant the film was for hours after and how glad we were that we watched it.
One final thing; something happens in the film that I'm not going to spoil...but it was totally unnecessary and harsh - you will know when it happens.
Best and most satisfying film I've seen in ages, 10/10
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