Excerpt: Na de slechte recensies over deze film, had ik niet zulke hoge verwachtingen. Maar jongens, wat een goeie film. Het zogenaamde hand-cam filming was helemaal niet storend of wiebelig gefilmd. Drie jongens die bij toeval superpowers krijgen, krijgen een innige band. Een van hen weet er niet mee om te gaan. Dit loopt uiteindelijk compleet uit de hand. Kosten nog moeite zijn gespaard en alles is uit de kast getrokken in deze film.
Excerpt: I thought this movie was great! Good story, great acting, and amazing action. I know that the camera work can sometimes be annoying but I still love this movie! The Lost Footage Edition was actually amazing. They showed more scenes and it was a little longer. The part when Andrew stopped those bullets from the police was the best part of the Director's Cut. For an action film, the PQ is good, but the AQ isn't that great.
Excerpt: I don't usually like the found footage movies, but this one is unique and actually quite good! Lots of action and you really get to feel for the main character. PQ is top notch - the first 12 minutes or so is supposed to be filmed using a low quality camera and the shots reflect that, but after that the PQ is solid and awesome.
Conclusion: Chronicle is a superhero sci-fi filmed via found footage. Unlike other found footage movies, Chronicle manages to give an emotionally investing story, ground breaking special effects for it's budget, and one of the most climatic battle sequences of 2012. It's a stunning superhero film that really demands your attention, believe the hype.