Chronicle (2012)

When lonely Andrew (Dane DeHaan) starts to record his life on film it becomes creepy, but when his cousin Matt (Alex Russell) and his friend Steve (Michael B. Jordan) invite him and his camera to investigate an unusual sound coming from a sink hole something happens.

The three of them discover they can control things with their minds, what seems like a serious of simple mind tricks turns into more as they all become more powerful. They start to fly and controlling their environment.

After what seems like a few pranks the trip home takes a turn for the worse as Andrew throws a car off the road. After this they try to make some rules so their powers can’t harm people.

Having this powers at a controlled level Andrew popularity rises but when a his alcoholic father Richard (Michael Kelly) throws him the truth about being used he gets pushed over the edge. The dark side of this power comes out and what follows is a battle between the good and bad of the gained powers.

This original take on a film using the idea of found footage but more live filming of the events as they happen takes this genre to the next level. Having an absolutely breath taking final sequence that makes the end of the Avengers look mediocre this is a most watch. This is bar far the best film i have seen this year the three main characters are developed to show how a little power can change people for better and worse.

The overall real effect through out this film using more than one person camera to tell the story we also use character called Casey (Ashley Hinshaw) who blogs her day through her camera to show side parts not including Andrew. This also proves you don’t need big name stars in a film to make it one of the best. The only negative i found was it was a bit short but I think if it was longer it would have taken away some of the impact of what had been created.

My overall Rating is a massive 98%

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