I was going to write a post about why Chronicle is the best superhero origin film since the original Superman, but then I saw Maggie Gallagher on this morning’s Up with Chris Hayes and my brain broke.
But seriously, the movie is a spectacular argument against the continued raid on the comic book back catalog. It was refreshing and exhilarating to watch characters try to deal with new, terrifying powers without already knowing what was going to happen next. Also, two of the three main actors, Michael B. Jordan and Dane DeHaan, deserve to be big stars. Big stars. Jordan has got to be the most charismatic actor of his generation, and it was quite disturbing how much I felt like I knew what was going on inside the head of the main character. Always weird to realize you would probably also have gone villainous had you been given the chance at 15.
And here ends my semi-cryptic capsule film review.