Chronicle is quite possibly the closest thing you will ever see to a live action version of 'Akira' especially in the movie's final act. I mean this as a complete compliment and other 'professional' movies reviewers seem to agree.
It is also the most enjoyable 'found footage' movie I've ever watched. It is well written, the characters are believable, the story is compelling, the action is exhilarating and frightening at the same time. This movie is also a grand example of how to show the origins of a super villain.....and the birth of a superhero.
I was hoping the movie would be fun to watch but I was not expecting this....quite possibly one of the best movies I'll see all year. Chronicle....yeah it was that good.