I've been through a run of 'meh' films recently (and I've also been very lax at writing up the reviews which I'm in the process of addressing) but this is one of two goodies - the other was the Woman in Black.
It's another low budget sci-fi about three high school kids, naturally one is the bullied outcast, who discover they have special powers after an encounter with a mysterious power source. They have to learn how to use their new powers and explore their different skills, moving large objects, making things float, flying, that sort of thing, having a bit of fun along the way.
But soon mistakes are made and they begin to question what is right and what is wrong to use their new found skills for.
And I really liked it. It is very human in its approach. If you found out you could move a car just by thinking about it you so would move the car a woman had just parked at the supermarket and then wait for her reaction when she returned to find it was in a different bay.
Yes there is a message there about with great power comes great responsibility but it doesn't feel over-egged and is nicely handled. And OK the special effects aren't the best in the world but they are more than adequate creating some quite dramatic set pieces.
Chronicle is a good fun, 90 minute movie. Hurray for low budget, independent film I say.