February 15, 2012

Chronicle is about two cousins and their friend touching some weird rock and then getting superpowers.  They gain the power to fly and move shit with their minds.  Sometimes if they try to move shit that's too heavy they get nose bleeds.  When I was a kid I got nose bleeds all the time so I know how annoying that can be.

Chronicle is presented in the now popular "found footage" style.  You know, like Cloverfield, Quarantine, and The Last Exorcism.  I have to admit that it definitely helps give a cool twist on the superhero genre.  Instead of epic shots of the kids discovering their powers, we get to see what its like from their perspective.  One moment really stands out for me and it's when the kids first learn to fly.  When they finally get it down and soar around in the clouds its actually kinda breathtaking.

Naturally some bad shit has to happen, cause what kinda movie would be three dudes lovingly flying through the clouds and pranking people by moving their parked cars to different spots the whole time.  Young Andrew is a bit of an outcast at school and his homelife aint too rad either.  His mom is deathly ill and daddy likes to suck back on grandpa's old cough medicine day and night.  So when he isn't getting beaten by his drunken dad or getting beat up by some bullies at school, he's usually home bored and alone.  Well that is until him, his cousin Matt and their friend Steve jump into a deep whole in the ground and find a glowing rock that looks highly radioactive and they of course touch it.  BOOOM!  SUPERPOWER TIME!

It's all fun and games until Andrew mind fucks this tailgating truck into a ditch.  Everything goes south of heaven after that, Andrew starts maliciously using his powers against people.  You know, shit like pulling a dudes teeth out, throwing drunko daddy against a wall and just flat out killing innocent people left and right.  I won't ruin what happens but I'll just say a huge bag of feces hits the fan and it gets ugly.  If you dig superpowers, glowing rocks, nosebleeds or just like to see people die then this one's for you.  Fly on over to your local theater (of just drive cuz your just a pathetic human) and check it out for yourself!

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