Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chronicle (2012)

Director: Josh Trank. Cast: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan. 84 min. Rated PG-13. Sci-fi/Thriller.

Three high-school students encounter an alien entity deep in the Seattle forests, and suddenly gain telekinetic powers, which exponentially increase in magnitude as time goes by. Seemed like a mixture of Cronenberg's Scanners, one of the first Star Trek episodes ("Where No Man Has Gone Before"), and of course, Star Wars, where the more powerful you become, the more propensity you have to use your power for evil means. Told in a "found footage" handicam style, and entertaining throughout with great visual effects. But there's nothing profoundly new here.

Mo says:


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  2. Reminded me a lot of Carrie, where the moral of the story may be: don't bully, lest the victim may develop telekinetic powers.

  3. Or ... don't bully, lest someone will come out of a hole in Seattle! Did you see what happened to those Twilight people? Creepy place.