Sunday, February 5, 2012

Movie Review: Chronicle

A trio of teenagers are blessed with telekinetic powers after coming in contact with a strange glowing object.  Each handles their new-found abilities in different ways.  Matt’s (Alex Russell) inner superhero is slowly awakened.  Already brimming with confidence and swagger, Steve (Michael B. Jordan) takes it all in stride.  The overly timid Andrew (Dane Dehaan) gradually comes out of his shell, but years of being bullied at school and at home have given him a pronounced dark side.  He obsessively documents his entire life on video, and manages to capture the trio’s super-powered experiments and misadventures in great detail.  With each use, their powers grow exponentially.  In Andrew’s case, that metamorphosis has tragic results.