Chronical was pretty darn good. What would you do if you suddenly had the power to move things with your mind? I would probably do a bunch of stupid things, then become a superhero ("with great power..."). This movie is simple in its special effects, but still looks very real.
This movie is about Andrew (Dane DeHaan), a kid who buys a video camera to document his life and show what is happening to him in his home (his mom is dying and his dad beats him). Andrew goes to school with his cousin, Matt (Alex Russell), who tells him that he needs to be more cool and go to a party. Andrew goes to the party with Matt and ends up out in the woods with Matt and the cool kid, Steve (Michael B. Jordan). There is a huge hole in the ground and they decided to go down and find out what is in it. In the hole, there is a strange looking, glowing, crystal-like thing. Then the ground starts shaking and the screen goes black. The story then rejoins some days later where they are practicing their new powers in the backyard. They had the ability to control objects with the power of their minds. The more they use their power, the stronger they get, eventually getting to the point where they can fly. One day when they are all driving in the car, a truck pulls up behind and is honking at them. Well Andrew uses his powers on the car and ends up pushing the car over the road and into a pond. The man is the car is injured and they decide that they need to have rules on their powers so they don't hurt people. The boys continue to get stronger and some problems arise.
This movie was great and kind of funny. It makes you think of what you would do if you were in the same spot as these boys. What would you do if you came across great power like this? I suggest you check this movie out. Rate PG-13 for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking.