Conclusion: Chronicle gets most things right in its first hour and nearly everything wrong in its final twenty minutes. That adds up to a film highly diverting at times but ultimately unsatisfying, which is unfortunate given the promise of the premise and design.
Excerpt: The notion of how superheroes might operate in the real world has been spun around once or twice before � think of M Night Shyamalan�s Unbreakable , and most recently the ridiculously enjoyable Kick-Ass � but now the concept is given the found footage treatment in Chronicle, a sort of...
Summary: District 9 really has a lot to answer for. It raised the game for genre movies in a way very few movies have. The aesthetics and subject matter of Chronicle beg comparisons with Neill Blomkamp's 2009 masterpiece, and they don't benefit the new film greatly.
Excerpt: Inåtvänd tonårskille trakasseras både av sin far och av sina jämnåriga. Han hittar mystisk alien-grej i ett hål i skogen, får superkrafter och blir populär. Vi ser allt genom killens ständigt dokumenterande digitalkamera. Gäsp?