Monday, February 20, 2012

Chronicle


It had been way too long since I saw a movie in theatres.  Babies keep you busy.  But my husband decided we should go out, so the easiest thing for us to do was see a movie.  What movie should we see?  Well, we didn't really know.  We looked at what was playing at our local theatre, then turned to Rotten Tomatoes.  That brought Chronicle to our attention.


I hadn't heard much about Chronicle.  I'd seen one trailer on television after it had already opened and that's it.  I knew what it was generally about, some guys gain telekinetic abilities and we see what results from that.  On its own, it didn't seem particularly appealing, but when saw the 84% Fresh rating, my curiosity was piqued.


Chronicle was fantastic.  I really enjoyed this movie that I had no clue about two weeks ago.  Chronicle is told through various video cameras, mainly the camera of one of the three teenage boys, who decided about a week before they got their powers to video his whole life.  Thereby, the boys getting their powers is on video.  Occasionally there are other videos that come into play, a blogger's videos and various security cameras.  It give the movie a unique feature as the quality of the videos changes with the individual camera, so the quality of what we see changes too.


I really enjoyed how the boys grow and develop individually and together with the fun and responsibility of this new ability. It is a short movie and I was pleasantly surprised at how much action and character development they packed into an hour and twenty-three minutes.  Some of what happened was a bit predictable once the beginning laid everything out, but some of what happened wasn't.  Though there were a few predictable moments, there wasn't a part of this movie I didn't find entertaining.  If you are looking for something to watch the next time you got to the movies, go see Chronicle.

4 comments:

  1. My wife and I went to see it as well, like you, as a much needed date night. We were tossed up between Chronicle and Up Close and Incredibly Loud, but we wanted something entertainment and went with Chronicle. We weren't disappointed either. Not the best movie ever or anything, but we were definitely hooked.

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    1. I'm honestly not that interested in seeing Up Close and Incredibly Loud. Chronicle was definitely the best choice for what was playing. I always find the "big" movies don't start until the spring. January and February I guess aren't big release months.

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  2. I saw one trailer of this and it got me hooked. Unfortunately, I missed the showing so I'll probably grab a copy at the mall.

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    1. That's too bad. It was an unexpectedly great movie.

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