It's all fun and games until everybody gets hurt
Chronicle (2012) is a sci-fi movie that chronicles what happened to three teenagers and the scenes are shot primarily with various video recording devices, particularly hand-held camcorders.
Synopsis: Three high school friends, Andrew Detmer (Dane DeHaan), his cousin Matt Garetty (Alex Russell), and their fellow schoolmate Steve Montgomery (Michael B. Jordan) stumble upon an unknown underground object and gain telekinetic abilities. They become the best of friends and use their new-found abilities mainly for personal gains. Their friendship is soon tested when Andrew begins to use them to harm and hurt others.
I'd say this is the best line to summarize this entire movie: "From the deceptively ordinary beginning, Josh Trank's Chronicle grows into an uncommonly entertaining movie that involves elements of a superhero origin story, a science-fiction fantasy and a drama about a disturbed teenager." (Roger Ebert)
There are many found-footage movies these days - The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield, Paranormal Activity - to name a few. Chronicle stands out with its engaging, fast-paced storyline and great performances from the three young, talented cast.
If you're watching this movie, do pay attention to Andrew the character. He's the key to the entire movie. Being a disturbed teenager who possesses superhero abilities, he becomes a very dangerous entity because he doesn't know how to control himself.The ending, being the climax of the movie, is rather sad but inevitable.
Here's the question: What would you do if you possess telekinetic abilities?
Do watch this movie if you like found-footage movies.