Thursday, February 2, 2012

Review Of : Chronicle

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Just watched the Premiere Screening of "CHRONICLE".

Directed by Josh Trank

Acted By Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael Kelly


New technologies and social communities allow us to record, post and comment on every second of our lives, sharing our every emotion and opinion with the world, no matter how mundane. For three high school classmates who suddenly gain superpowers from a mysterious substance, the chronicle of their ordinary lives is about to take on extraordinary turn. Initially they use their powers to play innocent pranks on each other and people around them, but soon they gain confidence and learn to control their powers better to take on more difficult tasks. Their newfound sense of immortality and impunity will force them to evaluate their own morality to ultimately decide where to draw the line about how far they should go. 

(Source: 20TH CENTURY FOX)

An interesting film.

This movie is shown "from-a-handheld-camera" shooting point of view. e.g. Cloverfield, 127 Hours, Paranormal Activity. But, it's not really that too shaky effect.

Well, this film is sort of a more "realistic" superhero movie rather than the good vs evil storyline.

The story goes by these few teenagers who gained telekinetic powers from a fallen object from space. Well, they did not use their powers for good, they played pranks on people. But, things get ugly when one of them gets over-obsessive of his powers...
 I mean this might be true if one have these powers, he/she might end up like what the characters in this film. 

Storyline & Plot was surprisingly interesting. 
Something new for a change to those typical "superhero" kind of movie. This film really stands out from anything else of the same genre.
Acting was good. The characters built-up was good.
Effects was good too.

Be warn, that some people may like this kind of movie, but for some, won't like it. :p

For me, it's really good. You should watch this movie for a change. (:

My Rating?

Plot : 4/5
Storyline : 4/5
Effects** : 3.75/5
OVERALL : 7.75/10.



Small Kucing said...

sound very exciting

Alif said...

Yeah, read a few reviews & they said it's a little different from typical superhero movie.
Looks interesting. :)

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Small Kucing, Yeah, it is! :D

@Alif, yeap. they're not wrong! ;)

Iriene said...

Something different, more realistic in real life version. Speak of true colors :)

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Iriene, Mhm, yeah. I get what you mean. :) Yeap.

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)