Watched May 02, 2012
Ēriks Beķers’s review:
I like CHRONICLE, I really do. But I bet had it not been done in the found footage format, I would have loved it. It's an original superhero story mashed with CARRIE and with just the right amount of Amblin spirit mixed in. And the gimmicky aesthetic just damn near ruins it. I'll give director Josh Trank some credit for cleverly going around the limitations of the format, especially in the end, but all that effort just begs the question - why shoot the film this way in the first place?
And yet, CHRONICLE works. It works amazingly well, especially because Andrew is such a great, powerful character. Trank and screenwriter Max Landis know that empathy is a powerful tool in filmmaking, especially if the film in question mostly revolves around a super-villain in the making.