The movie Chronicle is filmed in documentary style, as if the story is captured mostly by the main character, Andrew, after he buys a camera and begins to carry it with him everywhere. New filming techniques are used better than in other documentary-style films, and the story is certainly intriguing.
Chronicle tells the story of Andrew, his cousin Matt, and their fellow student Steve, who all venture into a cave and emerge with superpowers. What’s makes this movie different from most other superhero movies is that it shows the effect of superpowers on already hedonistic-tending teenagers.
It’s an interesting story, but also a bizarre one. Because of the style of filming, the characters and story didn’t seem that well developed. It’s not a movie I would care to sit down and watch repeatedly, but it is an interesting view of how power can twist an already fragile mind.