Wednesday, June 20, 2012
One Minute Movie Review: Chronicle
POV cinema has finally reached the point of ad nauseum. All of its uniqueness and edgy quality have gone replaced by bland, predictable, and goofy fare such as this film. Josh Trank makes his directorial debut and hopefully last film with this teen angst cheap knock off of Heroes. The characters are unlikeable, stereotypical, and altogether one dimensional. It turns out the same old worn out story of a tormented outsider, persecuted by his entire suburbia, go from nerdy hermit to vengeful force except this time nobody cares. The script barely limps through, and the special effects, although somewhat sophisticated, are not enough to save this tragedy from itself. It could have been a decent film, and I could have won my first Oscar by now. 0 out of 5 Kernels: the only thing this movie Chronicles is how bored I was watching it.