Should I watch Chronicle?
Even with having a Tuesday bonus review, I thought I’d still write up a short blog post like I’ve been doing every Tuesday. As far as a quick movie update/preview goes, I just got done with watching my rental haul, and I bought a bunch of movies for this month and later this year. I think I’ve spent a total of about $60 for the purposes of this blog. Aside from rental fees though, these are all movies that I bought because I enjoyed them in the first place, or a couple that were cheap and I was pretty sure I would like them. Coming up in the next couple weeks is my reviews of Super, Kick-Ass, Catwoman, and Spawn. And I picked up the Blade Trilogy, Hancock, Ghost Rider, and the Incredible Hulk to watch soon.
But the question of the blog is Chronicle. I only just recently learned about this movie from the City of Heroes message board. It looks pretty interesting, but the question I have is should I include it in a movie review blog about superheroes? Just going from what I see in the trailer, and a couple minor things I’ve heard online about it, here’s what I’ve got: It’s set pretty much in the real world using the “found footage” style like Paranormal Activity and Blair Witch Project. It involves three teenagers who gain superpowers in the traditional superhero sense of the word. They get telekinesis, invulnerability, flight, and possibly other similar minor powers. They don’t become superheroes with this ability, in fact at least one if not more of them become more or less a villain. There is the chance that one or two of the other kids step up to become a hero and stop him, but there are no costumes or secret identities.
So what do you think? I believe it comes out February 3rd. I already have more than enough movies that I plan to get to in the entire month of February. It does look like an interesting movie that I wouldn’t mind watching regardless of this blog. But that’s the question of the day. Do you think I should review Chronicle in this blog? Or do you think it looks too sci-fi, too unheroic, too anything to fall into the realm of superheroes? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Until Next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.
Posted on January 24, 2012, in Blogs and tagged Blog, chronicle, movies, Superhero, update. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
until i know more of the plot i would reserve it for a “i need something to review” week.
I think you should go for it, yeah. I’d never heard of this before now but it looks like it has some potential. Nice to see found footage being used for something different as well. If feb is full, you could maybe hold it back for later in the year
It’ll probably end up depending on when I can manage to watch it. It may be partly for the wrong reasons, but watching a new movie would probably grab me some extra views moreso than reviewing older movies. The biggest problem for me is figuring out how to schedule all the reviews. I’ll just have to take it as it goes. Thanks for the comments.
By the way, Empire magazine have put up a video interview with the direcor, Josh Trank. It’s at empireonline.com if you’re interested. It’s ok, but mostly just “getting to know you” stuff. Not much about the movie itself.