I suppose it’s a bit of a stretch to say Chronicle is a “superhero movie” but it’s definitely inspired by comic books and superheroes. Josh Trank’s film focuses on three teenagers who are given superpowers and how they each respond to their “great power.” It’s a found footage movie, which works for the most part, but can be distracting at times (as far as found footage movies go, this one is near the top of the list though). It’s a short, tight film that asks some big questions. What do you think of Chronicle?
Month: February 2023
Episode 145 – Batman: Year One 
Based on the iconic graphic novel by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, Bryan Cranston plays Commissioner Gordon and Ben McKenzie is The Dark Knight in his first year of crime fighting as the Caped Crusader. Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer took a lot of inspiration from the graphic novel for Batman Begins and you can definitely see it when watching this movie. A great adaptation and a really well-done animated film. What do you think about Batman: Year One?
Watch this episode on YouTube (although there’s no actual video… we had internet issues…)
Episode 144 – Transformers 
In 2007, Michael Bay delivered the long awaited live-action Transformers movie. Differing from the TV show and animated movie, this film is centered around a human teenager buying his first car and trying to hit on the hot, popular girl in school. He just also happens to be the descendant of an explorer who stumbled upon the frozen remains of Megatron. The map to the All-Spark (the cube that gives Autobots and Decepticons life) was imprinted on the explorer’s glasses, which the teenage boy now possesses. So the Decepticons are after him and the Autobots must protect him (and the All-Spark). Do fans of Transformers like this movie? What about just regular movie fans? Check out what Justin and Stew think and let us know what you think of Transformers!
Episode 143 – The Crow 
Probably most famous for being the last film of Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, The Crow is a dark tale of vengeance directed by Alex Proyas. Despite Lee’s on-set death, the film was finished and released and is considered by some to be a brilliant comic adaptation. It was received well by critics and audiences alike with most reviews praising Lee’s performance. So how does the film hold up nearly 30 years later? Check out what the guys think and be sure to let us know what you think of The Crow!