05 February 2012
Chronicle is the story of teenage boys getting superpowers. But it's told from that - what's it called? - a first-camera POV? Like Cloverfield. One of the kids has a convenient videocamera obsession and documents their progress in learning to control their new powers. That camera's footage is combined with things like police camera, surveillance, and bystander camera footage by the end. It's definitely low budget -- no stars and an independent feel -- but the effects are well done. The story is interesting too. Kids are gonna use superpowers to get laid, but then if they're anti-social sociopaths, they're also going to go apeshit. So it was pretty awesome - and the unknown actors were believeable too.