Review 50 – Chronicle

Absolute power has the ability to corrupt absolutely, but if you’re in high school, it just might help you get laid. Or killed.


Why I Saw It: The concept, high school kids getting super powers and having to deal with the ramifications, was very intriguing. Some of the reviews were very positive. Following his performances on Friday Night Lights and on Parenthood, I wanted to see more of what Michael B. Jordan (no relation) was capable of doing here.

Memorable Performances: Without a doubt, the best performance of the film was given by Dane DeHaan, who takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster. Obviously I’ll remember the involvement of Michael B. Jordan, which was more than sufficient given his supporting role.

The Regrettable Aspects: The special effects were great, so I don’t have any issues with that part of the movie. The script possibly could’ve been a bit stronger in regards to the relationship between Dane DeHaan’s character and his father, perhaps with some added flashbacks.

Would I watch it again? No doubt, I’d absolutely watch this again without hesitation. Though it was a fun watch, it’s also got some heavy drama in it, so I probably wouldn’t watch it more than once in a week.

Rating: 8.3 out of 10

Potential Nominations for Film Quest ’12:  

  • Best Actor – Dane DeHaan

Lastly, I’m also looking into different formats for my reviews, because quite honestly the long versions with paragraphs won’t cut it… and most people just skim through them anyway. Suggestions / critiques welcomed.

2 responses to “Review 50 – Chronicle

    • Thanks for the feedback! I’m trying to come up with a format for the reviews that works best, and it’s nice to get the perspective of others on what they think of what I’m doing.

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