Surprisingly Awesome Trailer for Josh Trank’s Teen Superhero Movie Chronicle

Dane DeHaan in Chronicle (2012) Movie Image

Now, stick with it. The trailer for “Big Fan” director Josh Trank’s faux documentary movie “Chronicle” starts off kind of stupid, with the usual “shot from a camera’s POV” conceit that’s gotten so damn old and tired nowadays, but after a while, you forget about this gimmick and realize that “Chronicle” looks like a pretty badass superhero movie. One of those, “With great power definitely comes great responsibility” flicks, and is probably the most realistic movie about teens with superpowers yet. I mean, what would you do if you were 16 or 17, and realize you could move things with your mind? You’d screw with people in stores, freak out little kids, and when some douche is tailgating you for absolutely no reason, throw his ass, truck and all, into the river, of course. Check out the first trailer for “Chronicle” below.

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to they’re developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities, and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Starring Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Dane DeHaan, Ashley Hinshaw, Alex Russell, Anna Wood, Joe Vaz, and written by Max Landis, son of John.

Crushing enemies February 3, 2012.