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Old April 21 2012, 09:49 PM   #520
Re: Movies Seen in 2012

52. Chronicle

I probably would have liked the film better, if i hadn't had higher expectations based on the reviews. But I found it to be just a pretty standard, mostly well acted, origin story.
The big gimmick here - the found footage look - works great in some parts (especially during the final battle, there are a few moments when you really feel like what it must be like to be a civilian during a superhero battle), but in others it was completely unbelievable. I think it would have been better if they had gone the District 9 route and clearly switched between "found footage" and being a normal film.
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