Chronicle – 2012 movie trailer

 

 

One of my all-time favorite graphic novels is the limited series Marvels written by Kurt Busiek and painted by Alex Ross. It’s a fascinating graphic novel, told from the point of view of a news photographer, as he witnesses and covers the early events of the Marvel Universe. I just think it’s a fantastic way to present the idea of superheroes in a real world, from the point of view of a normal citizen. It seems that filmmaker Max Landis is taking a similar idea, but using the found film footage, fake documentary convention, that was used in films such as Cloverfield and The Blair Witch Projectto explore the world of super powers.

Brilliant.

Obviously the market is flooded with the superhero genre, so any kind of variation on the topic is refreshing and welcomed. What I see in this trailer looks like a lot of fun. It’s also quite poignant and revealing. The motto of with great power comes great responsibility, from the Spider-man comic book, is repeated and quoted so often that it’s almost a parody of itself. But it looks like Chronicle realistically tries to explore that idea. The plot reveals what happens when real, typical, high school students, who haven’t earned super powers are suddenly granted them? Obviously,  they probably aren’t going to do a lot of good stuff , just goofing around, eventually leading to some serious mischief… then to something much, much darker.

It’s a great premise. I’m curious to see how the marketing of this film develops. I already really like the teaser poster, featured above and this trailer is pretty spot on. I’m predicting that the film will be a sleeper hit.

Chronicle stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly and Alex Russell. The film is directed and written by Max Landis. Chronicle is scheduled for release February 3, 2012.

Official Synopsis:

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Official Trailer:

 

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