Chronicle

February 3rd, 2012








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Chronicle

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Plot
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Release Year: 2012

Rating: 7.5/10 (19,954 voted)

Critic's Score: 69/100

Director: Josh Trank

Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan

Storyline
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Writers: Max Landis, Max Landis

Cast:
Dane DeHaan - Andrew Detmer
Alex Russell - Matt Garetty
Michael B. Jordan - Steve Montgomery
Michael Kelly - Richard Detmer
Ashley Hinshaw - Casey Letter
Bo Petersen - Karen Detmer
Anna Wood - Monica
Rudi Malcolm - Wayne
Luke Tyler - Sean
Crystal-Donna Roberts - Samantha
Adrian Collins - Costly
Grant Powell - Howard
Armand Aucamp - Austin
Nicole Bailey - Cala
Lynita Crofford - Casey's Mom

Taglines: Not all heroes are super.



Details

Official Website: Official Facebook | Official site [Mexico] |

Release Date: 3 February 2012

Filming Locations: Artscape Theater, D F Malan Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Box Office Details

Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $22,004,098 (USA) (5 February 2012) (2907 Screens)

Gross: $52,643,487 (USA) (19 February 2012)



Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The pink haired girl played by Anna Wood whom Andrew was making out with is actually the real life girlfriend of Dane DeHaan (Andrew)

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the boys are playing with Lego in Matt's room, Matt clicks his iPod to play music, but he obviously doesn't click the play button. The music begins to play regardless.

Quotes:
Andrew Detmer: Wow, look! A rave!
Matt Garetty: Oh wow, look! A nerd with a camera!



User Review

Great New Twist on Superhero Movies

Rating: 8/10

Enjoy trolling? Enjoy watching people get trolled? Here's your movie. Chronicle stumbled into theaters thoroughly undervalued. Although it does have its flaws, it has paved an entirely new route in the worn-out genre of superheroes. Chronicle brings all the major superhero questions into play—Where did our powers come from? How should we use our powers? In the end, however, those questions are irrelevant. This movie is not about three superheroes. It is about three teenage boys who just happen to have super powers.

This movie is quite extraordinary. All three of the main actors are unknowns. When the movie begins, they all promise to me stereotyped high schoolers—the popular one, the outcast, and the stoner. As the movie progresses, those stereotypes become worthless. These actors were up to the challenge. Each main character changes so much that you won't recognize them from beginning to end. Mix this with the unique storyline and this movie has an extremely strong core.

A good deal of this movie is enjoyable simple because it is realistic to life. The bullying is brutal. The type of things that the main characters do with their powers is exactly what I would do. That's the shining point of this movie. It is true to life. It doesn't cover up life or try to smooth it over with simplifications. This movie is beautiful with its honesty. It allows the viewer to laugh hysterically one moment and cringe the next.

The problems are minor but still present. The incredible climax is followed up with a lackluster conclusion. The father's character is rather over-the-top. I can't tell if it was the writing or the acting that made it so. These two facts won't pull you away from enjoying the movie. It's just too bad that such a good movie would end on such a low note.

This movie is worth seeing. Some people will have trouble watching it in theaters because it is a shot from the first person and can be jerky at times. If you are okay with that, I would recommend seeing it in the theatre. I saw this movie with a large audience—which appeared to add to the experience. For the average Joe, this will be an enjoyable movie. For the superhero fan, this could be a cult classic.

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