Friday, February 3, 2012

Movie Review: Chronicle

Every once in a while you come across a movie that completely redefines a genre, a movie that is so great that you expect all other movies to be just as good.  A movie that you will for ever remember.  Well, Chronicle is none of these things.

I don't really have much to say about Chronicle.  They kind of wanted to give it that "recorded at home" feeling and they certainly did for a lot of parts but there is still a lot of parts where it's just a regular movie.  The special effects used can be pretty neat sometimes.  They are not anything great but I do think they did a good job with it, I specially remember a part where the main character is moving some bodies around on the floor with his mind, it just looked good.

The acting is. . . . pretty horrible in my opinion.  The story is pretty horrible as well, there is just too much that is never explained and there is too much that happens that just doesn't make any sense.  Things like a guy who can fly very fast rushing somewhere in a car instead of just flying there.

With all this said you'd think I hated the movie.  I wouldn't go watch it again and if you have a big family I certainly would just wait for rental.  But overall I do think the movie was a neat idea that made it at least entertaining.

So I will give this one 3 out of 5.

Javier Torres
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