Tuesday, May 1, 2012

CHRONICLE: Micro Review

Oh boy.  Here we go with more found-footage style stuff.  Every Basement Dweller knows that I (Shawn), have grown very tired of these styled films. They started out as a cheap way to bring someones good original ideas to the screen. (Blair Witch).

Then they evolved to bringing half-assed effects to "blockbuster" styled films (Cloverfield).

I've never heard of this movie before. Maybe I have, but chalked it up with the likes of Defendor and Super.

Man, was I wrong.

This movie started out as your typical teen movie, found-footage style. That almost turned it off, for me. Then it moved into feeling a bit like Unbreakable. And then some.

They didn't chince on the effects either... they did them in full view and didn't shake the camera to hide cheapness. They played football in the clouds, threw cars at each other, crushed stuff, blew some stuff up... just packed it full of good looking eye candy. Some was obvious...but meh.

This film had great acting and a decent enough story for a super hero/villain evolution. All these things are RIGHT up my alley.  It was a great, fully satisfying flick for its short running time. It earned it's place in one of my top movies for the year and probably for a long time. I would have liked to see some boobies and more gore, as it was a bit darker.  But that said, it's like a fanboy's wet dream. Haha. Definitely a good. And if you are a superhero geek, a must.

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