For probably most of my life I’ve wondered what it would be like to have mutant powers. My intense imagination allowed me to imagine myself flying over buildings while I was sitting in the car, or throwing around objects simply by thinking about them. These days there are a lot of movies about such things, but most of them tend to fall short on the reality of situations like that, for example, dressing up in leather outfits and stopping the cuban missile crisis. That’s where the new film Chronicle comes in.
What I gathered from the trailer, the film is about three college bros who discover a mysterious something and gain special powers from it, one of which ends up turning bad. Watching the parts where they start using their powers though is awesome, and the idea that it’s like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger you are, is a great idea. They don’t really touch on concepts like that in the comic books, so it’s a fun detail. Hopefully it turns out as good as this trailer makes it look.