Flying and Filming

Chronicle is a hidden gem in a subgenre dominated by horror. In that it’s a found footage superhero movie. As superhero movies go, this is about as unique a premise as you can get. Chronicle is a found footage story about three teens who gain superpowers. Specifically flight, telekinesis, and endurance. Chronicle chronicles the tragic tale of troubled youth Andrew Detmer. He films himself as a personal outlet, but interestingly enough the movie isn’t entirely from his camera’s perspective. One other character is shown filming and sometimes surveillance cameras are shown. Andrew’s cousin and a popular student are the other two who gain powers. The conflict comes when Andrew starts to become angrier and a bit more hostile. Chronicle was another movie that I saw by myself in theaters. I wasn’t really expecting much, but I wasn’t disappointed. It’s one of the best non-traditional superhero movies of the decade. The characters are painfully real and relatable. It feels like it could have actually happened (minus the powers of course). Plus telekinesis is my favorite superpower. So this was definitely made for me. So if you’re tired of all the found footage horror movies, Chronicle is the movie to watch.

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Andrew crushes a car with the power of his mind

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