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.