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I totally agree with this review. I did not post the entire review as not to spoil the story. The initial impression of the trailer is 3 teenager find an "alien" artifact and develop superpowers. Also the one nerdy kid, Andrew is taken under the wing of his older cousin and Steve the super popular high school senior. The two older boys help Andrew with his social skills and you are thinking stereotypical boring sci fi story. Not so. There is also a dark side to the story, with Andrew having an abusive father and a mother with a terminal illness. The director takes these issues and twists them into a riveting story that is quite unexpected. The two most outstanding scenes in the film are the "spider" scene and when Andrews father visits him in the hospital. I cannot believe a father would ever do and say what Andrew's father did. I will leave it at that.
Details Rated: PG-13; Length: 83 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror
Chronicle is a teen-outcast science-fiction movie told in the low-budget, found-footage style of The Blair Witch Project. As soon as you hear that, you may think, ''No thanks, I've had enough of those films.'' We all have, but Chronicle, I can say without hesitation, is the most original and excitingly executed wow-factor-meets-handheld-video feature since Blair Witch itself. It's also a movie that rebuilds the power of special effects from the ground up.
The hardest part of this movie and the worst part is the beginning when the director uses that stupid shaky handheld camera effect for about the first 35 minutes, wasn't necessary and was making me motion sick trying to watch the film.
Absolutely deserves a grade A. This is what a good science fiction film should be.