Tom Santilli is a professional film critic, TV personality, host and
the Executive Producer of Movie Show Plus.
He also is the film critic for WXYZ Channel 7 Action News in Detroit,
and appeared weekly on FOX-2 in Detroit from 2016-2020.
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2 out of 5 stars
Genre: Science Fiction, Horror, Action, Drama
Opens locally Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Run Time: 1 hour 23 minutes, Rated PG-13
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw
Directed by Josh Trank (feature film debut)
Chronicle is a low-budget movie that has an intelligently realistic science-fiction premise at its core. What would real-life teenagers do if they attained super powers? To say that it borrows from the plot of the X-Men comic book would be stating the obvious. Even more to the point, Chronicle asks what would happen to these "mutants" if neither Professor X or Magneto were there to guide their purpose. Unlike X-Men however, Chronicle fails to deliver anything believable - even within the realm of fantasy - a fatal flaw when you are attempting to inject a comic book plot with realism.
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