Sound Off: Josh Trank's First Film 'Chronicle' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
February 3, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Now in theaters everywhere is a movie titled Chronicle, from first-time feature director Josh Trank (hear his story), a found-footage movie about three high school teens in Seattle who get telekinetic superpowers and what happens after that. And boy does it get crazy. Is it as awesome as the concept sounds on paper? Should it have even been a found-footage movie to begin with? How are the three leads: Dane DeHaan as Andrew (the crazy one), Alex Russell as Matt and Michael B. Jordan as Steve? Once you've seen it, post a comment below with your own thoughts on Trank's Chronicle.
To fuel the fire, I love Chronicle, it is such an awesome movie. I really think Josh Trank made something extremely original and refreshing for the genre, as well as a film that's as entertaining as it is fascinating to watch. I love where it goes in the third act, the Akira comparisons are accurate, but how epic it gets and how crazy it gets, was amazing to see. I love how grounded and realistic the story is, from the way they have to wear jackets and gloves while flying, to the way their powers are perceived and how things play out as the story progresses. It does get a bit wonky at the end with all the digital devices as "footage", but other than that, this is one of my favorite movies in a long time (along with The Grey), I really love everything about it.
What did you think of Chronicle? An awesome new found-footage film or a total trainwreck? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!