Chronicle is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Josh Trank and written by Max Landis based on a story by both Trank and Landis. The film was released on February 1, 2012 in the United Kingdom and Ireland and was released in the United States on February 3, 2012. It received positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes reports that 87% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 68 reviews, with an average score of 7.3/10, making the film a "Certified Fresh" on the website's rating system. Empire Magazine critic Mark Dinning gave the film 4 stars out of a possible 5, saying the film was 'A stunning superhero/sci-fi that has appeared out of nowhere to demand your immediate attention. On the negative side, Andrew Schenker of Slant Magazine gave the film 2 out of 4 stars, saying the film 'offers up little more than a tired morality play about the dangers of power, rehashing stale insights about the narcissism of the documentary impulse. (Wikipedia)
Story line: 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.
Can teenagers bestowed with super human powers use these responsibly?
Dane DeHaan as Andrew Detmer
Michael B. Jordan as Steve Montgomery
Alex Russell as Matt Garetty
Michael Kelly as Richard Detmer
Ashley Hinshaw as Casey Letter
Anna Wood as Monica
Joe Vaz as Michael Ernesto