Monday, January 9, 2012

An Inquisitive Trio of Friends Explore the Unknown in a New Clip From ‘Chronicle’

I’ve pretty much ignored the “found footage” genre for the last year or so.  My skepticism is largely fueled by its rather gimmicky nature.  Even the best ones are one trick ponies with little to no repeat value.  What little novelty factor the genre has left is fast being squandered by unimaginative filmmakers who seem content on using it for a series of cinematic smash-and-grabs.  By the time audiences realize what they've been sold, the box office receipts have been tallied and production costs have been recouped.  From there it's on to the next one.