Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In a forever moving rubber room
Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Andrew, a teen who is socially withdrawn, often bullied, abused by his father, and who's only window to the world is a camera, is dragged to a strange crash site by class president hopeful Steve. Together with Andrew's cousin, Matt, the three crawl into the site, and discover a glowing rock that not only shorts Andrew's camera, but nearly kills them as well.
With a new camera, Andrew records the aftermath encounter with the rock. The three have gained telekinesis, and in short time have learned to use them freely, though over using it comes with nose bleeds. At first, the powers are purely fun, and curiosity. However, the sudden ability to use their minds turns sour hard and fast, as the reclusive Andrew not only has issues dealing with his new powers, but his new powers while dealing with his bitter life.
Chronicle's plot went pretty much how I expected it to. That is not to say that's a bad, quite the opposite, since it didn't take any plot turns into "why, just why?" dead ends. I found it pleasantly surprising that the main characters were fleshed out rather nicely, while not taking a huge amount of time from the main plot. The beginning psychic pranks the teens pull are fun to watch, and Andrew's emotional decent and family troubles definitely help build up to the final confrontation. I only have two big complaints with Chronicle, the first being it felt short, at times it felt "I wish I saw more of this part" I definitely would have liked to see more pranks. The second being (and most anime fans will call this one the second the final showdown begins, if not much sooner) Andrew feels allot like Tetsuo from Akira... ALOT like Tetsuo. Not a particularly bad thing, but anime fans will probably have to take a moment to wrench "Akira, Akira, It's FRICKIN' AKIRA!!!" from their minds before returning to the movie.
For a person who rarely goes out to watch movies (me) it was definitely worth the watch. Probably the best "found footage" movie I've seen.
"It's not so much as preventing insanity... As much as it is taking advantage of Insanity..."
[This is where I'd put one of my drawings I worked hard on in my sig, but since I'd have to spring five bucks to do so, I'll just put me photobucket link here.]
Hybird's Deviant Art
(Better work is in my deviant...)