‘Chronicle‘ is looking like it’ll bring an interesting new twist to the usual superhero films, and you can check out the latest clips, trailers and images for it below. This one could be a cool surprise for February.
I’ve gotten weary of those ‘found footage’ films since so many studios are just hammering them into the ground, so the very under the radar ‘Chronicle‘ might just make it interesting again. I love the way they take the new found super powers like a real teen would and play with it. Hell, I think even we adults would do some of this crap no matter what age if we could acquire telekinesis, and it makes the film more plausible for this genre. These aren’t easy films to do without a graphic novel or comic already in place, but ‘Chronicle‘ might turn into that nice sleeper film to make the winter more bearable.
The studios is finally kicking into marketing mode for the film and the viral video below was originally listed on YouTube as ‘Boy Torturing Spider’ which would be bound to kick off a PETA watch so smart move to get that grassroots campaigning. The teaser spots all look good, and hopefully the rest of the film can hold up. John Landis’ son Max co-wrote it so he’ll have some pressure on him. Reactions are pretty mixed, but I figure that when someone actually tries to do something original and reinvent a genre, it’s worth checking out.