Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - Chronicle

Thursday, May 24, 2012

DVD Review - Chronicle

About the Movie
Take an extraordinary journey with three teens who uncover a power greater than anything they’ve ever imagined. Up-and-coming actors Dane DeHaan (“True Blood”), Alex Russell (Almost Kings) and Michael B. Jordan (“Friday Night Lights”) star alongside Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) in the innovative action film CHRONICLE, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 15 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny telekinetic powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control as their darker sides begin to take over. What starts out as fun and games quickly becomes dangerous and they must face the inevitable question of whether they can handle the responsibility that comes with their remarkable powers.

Utilizing hand-held filmmaking techniques to create a realistic and exciting viewing experience, the CHRONICLE Blu-ray boast a director’s cut of the film and unseen footage that offer a deeper glimpse into the events that took place with the students. Special features include deleted scene, camera test, pre-viz materials and more. The film will be available as a Blu-ray combo pack with DVD and digital copy for an average retail price of $39.99 and the DVD is $29.98 respectively. Prebook is April 4.

My Take on the Movie
With so many superhero movies out there today, this one stood out to me, not only due to it's very different filming style (using a documentary style), but also for the solid acting, plot and overall story that was being shared. I truly enjoyed the idea of average people learning about powers, struggling with them and struggling with each other and how to control the powers themselves. I had heard good things about the movie going into it, and the things that people had told me paled in comparison to the movie itself. For me, I actually enjoyed this more than some of the large money big box superhero movies that came out last year (which is saying a lot). The only thing that may turn some people off to the movie is the fact that it is a hand held recorded movie and for some this may turn them off. Saying this though I reiterate that I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and believe that you will as well!

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