Chronicle

WITH great power comes great responsibility. Three high school students learn that harsh lesson in this low-budget sci-fi thriller, which imagines the catastrophic consequences for the pals when they are suddenly gifted incredible mental and physical skills.

The film opens through the lens of an old-fashioned video camera just bought by Andrew Detmer (Dane DeHaan) to record everything, in the hope it might protect him from beatings from his alcoholic father.

One night, Andrew, his cousin and only friend Matt (Alex Russell) and school golden boy Steve (Michael B Jordan) discover a strange artefact in a crater and become blessed with powers of flight, telekinesis and invulnerability.

At first, they employ the new-found abilities for laddish amusement. However, once Andrew’s deep-seated rage takes control of his powers, it’s only a matter of time before the darkness envelops him.

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