Critic Review - The Popcorn Junkie

Takes itself too seriously and by the end it was hard not to laugh at the Carrie in a cape concept. The problem is that the found footage/hand cam concept does not service the story and the film would have benefitted without it.

March 8, 2012 Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Comments (19)
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Amir Molavi

Amir Molavi

So damn wrong! The footage served best in this film without it there would've been no point in making this movie !

Mar 9 - 01:17 AM

Branden Mata

Branden Mata

Exactly right. Found footage format was the best for this movie, it's what made it so much better than the average superhero type movie.

Mar 11 - 10:20 PM

Dustin Gonzalez

Dustin Gonzalez

Yes i enjoy auperhero movies though a lot depending on its quality and story and stuff... but this just gives it a touch which makes it better....i guess

Jun 17 - 07:14 PM

Muneeb Afzal

Muneeb Afzal

so true, i mean watching this movie was a different experience and i love it.

Jul 5 - 04:57 PM

Luis Torres

Luis Torres

agreed.

Mar 12 - 12:37 AM

John Arthur Beaman

john b

I usually don't like the hand held camera view, and I would have prefered the more direct approach. But I totally disagree about "Chronicle" taking itself too seriously. I really appreciated how seriously this film approaches the basic ideas behind the plot.

Apr 17 - 08:46 PM

Tunguska

Greg LeBlanc

agreed. I don't like the "found footage" genre all too much but found here it was really effective.

I also appreciated the fact later on in the movie how the character was able to manipulate his camera to allow for more inventive camera work and not just the handy cam perspective.

After reading popcorn junkie's review I'm thinking he's actually a robot. Can't picture where his head at or what he thinks/feels when he sees movies.

May 1 - 07:24 PM

Jesse Wood

Jesse Wood

Though i may disagree with this review, I would like to point out everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Also this movie is well done from the found footage point of view mostly because it did not linger to the Cinema point of view like other movies such as District 9, started out found footage ended as a movie type of atmosphere anyways all im saying is that it was decent and pretty well done. But it did not live up to its full potential that was shown in the Previews.

May 10 - 09:51 PM

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

I don't need to comment here. you said it all for me

Jul 14 - 09:48 PM

Raul Cantillo

Raul Cantillo

I agree 100%, the movie has potential, but the found footage format damages it beyond repair

May 11 - 02:05 PM

Mordecai Banda

Mordecai Banda

Hm, i sort of feel it would be a little flat without the found footage. It was great to have us guessing at the emotions of the characters, and be restricted to certain POVs

but there is no denying the dragging feeling there was in the beginning.

May 11 - 02:18 PM

chika2

Christine Magee

I agree - it was just Carrie all over again, minus the pigs blood. Found footage concept made it hard to watch for me.

Jun 5 - 09:42 AM

Connor Allen

Connor Allen

I agree i found it kind of hard to follow and that it was hard to understand with the camera always movie and jerking around. This movie also lacks some action until the end so i fell asleep half way through.

Jun 5 - 08:19 PM

Damien Gagné

Damien Gagné

I doubt this movie was meant for action. The movie was rather trying to get you to think about the world around you and the consequences the tiniest act may have on someone, though here it's been put through exagerated recoil. In real life I'd expect those reactions to not be visible to most people. But by putting it in this perspective, you can somewhat see the destruction and the impact on someone's life in a more physical way, exposing the abstract damage it causes to the audience.

That is how I see this movie anyway and I felt it showed that very well. In my opinion, the author of this review didn't pay attention to this subtlety either and was looking at the movie from a different POV which gives it a whole different potential.

Jun 30 - 02:01 PM

Agustin Araujo

Agustin Araujo

I don't think you reviewed the movie correctly.

Jun 12 - 11:59 AM

Rhonda Elizabeth

Rhonda Elizabeth

i agree with you. the cheesy ending killed it and this movie is hours of my life ill never get back!

Jul 5 - 05:20 PM

vinleetexe

Vincent Tilghman

a story about high schoolers that obtain psychic powers takes itself too seriously?

Sep 10 - 10:26 AM

TJ S.

TJ Seher

I completely agree with Cameron Williams.

Sep 14 - 09:14 PM

Nicole Berry

Nicole Berry

Actually, the found footage POV is was drew me to the movie in the first place. It was unique compared to other superhero movies, and frankly, I think it was realistic. If a group of teenagers randomly got psychic powers one day, you can bet someone would film it. Maybe not with a $500 camera and maybe not have the camera on 24-7, but someone would be pulling out a phone to record it. The only thing that could have made this movie more realistic is if one of them put it on youtube.

I don't think that film would have done as well if it were filmed in cinema view. That would have completely omitted the raw atmosphere and made it just another movie about people with superpowers.

Oct 3 - 02:18 AM

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