May 12, 2012 2 Comments
In the midst of all the fanfare for comic book movies, with The Avengers raking in the big bucks and The Dark Knight Rises just slowly coming closer to reality, Chronicle for me was the surprise superhero movie of the year. A film that captured the struggle and essence of the classic hero complex, from learning to explore the beginnings of their power to the eventual battle to control the hold the power has on them. Chronicle was the origin story that comic book movies want to show, but sadly seem to miss the mark, either because their lore is established in another medium or it is truncated to suit a particular need or market. I would go as far as to say that Chronicle is one of the top movies of 2012.