Is 'Chronicle' the Future of the Found Footage Genre?

Inside TV - Chronicle, an audacious “found footage” thriller about three teenage boys who obtain super powers, hits theaters on Friday, and the high-flying film is already generating a whole lot of buzz. The cinematic adventure is supposedly shot by the main characters, primarily the dejected outcast Andrew, played by Dane DeHaan. Because the three guys are all proficient in telekinesis (the ability to move objects with your mind), though, they can simply make the camera “float” alongside them. Thus, Chronicle isn’t filled with shaky handheld camera work, but sweeping, steady overhead shots that capture all the action. It’s all very fascinating at first — whoa, a hovering camera is just following them around! — and then you sort of just forget you’re even watching a “found footage” movie at all.

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