Neither superhero films nor found footage films can lay any great claim to novelty, but then as a wise man once said, there is nothing new under the sun and most any genre or story could be shown to be derivative to some degree.

Whether Chronicle will bring enough freshness to grab and hold our attention on its release at the beginning of next month remains to be seen, but for the time being it looks intriguing.

Centring on a group of friends who stumble upon something in a cave that imbues them with other-worldly powers, who then film themselves as they set off across country causing mischief, then mayhem and death, it seems to have a style and approach of its own amidst what is going to be hefty year of big, big comic book releases.

You can catch up on the initial trailer here, to which the new trailer below adds relatively little, but it is still very much worth a watch as we wait to see whether its deliberately low-fi approach carves it a niche before the juggernauts start to roll in the summer.

Thanks to IGN, the founder of the feast.

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