Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
What are you capable of?
Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.
Quite possibly the most honest, believable, dare I say authentic…? superhero origin story I’ve watched.
It’s not even the “found footage” angle that makes it feel believable. It’s the great dialogue, good acting, and characters you can identify with – characters whose reactions to supernatural events seem the most… natural.
Chronicle is a brave movie. It’s not afraid of taking the road less travelled. There were a couple of moments when I genuinely admired the creators for trying something different that could have backfired. It never did.
Lastly, and surprisingly, this movie is not about good and evil. It’s about power and powerlessness. We all grapple with the latter, and most of growing up might be learning to accept things that are outside of our influence. You might think that having superpowers would fix that. It turns out, not really: now you just have two things you can neither understand nor control.
If it's not porn, don't shoot it in first-person.
As inevitable as the setting sun, eventually two of cinema's most recent obsessions--the found footage and superhero genres--were destined to collide, yet no one surely predicted in such a strong manner as Chronicle. Josh Trank's compact, relatively low budget blend of handheld camerawork and the superhero (or should that be villain?) origin story blasts out of nowhere as a remarkably assured piece of work, telling a story that has it's roots in decades of comic-book lore while being entirely original, and managing to utilise the found footage gimmick in order to tell a character story that starts casually and builds to a gripping climax. The simple fact is Trank's film probably shouldn't have been this good.
Let's face it, much…
'Chronicle' is the film that introduced everyone to the brilliant Dane DeHaan and for that I am grateful. All three of the young leads are great here but DeHaan steals the show. He ensures his character Andrew is someone you root for and his corruption brought about by his new found power is easily the strongest element of the film. His journey from innocent and powerless to an almost unstoppable force is superbly realised and acted to deliver a compelling take on what is essentially a superhero origin story.
The script from Max Landis is impressive with on point humour, likeable characters and a fast paced original story. All three of the characters have their traits and quirks that distinguish…
Josh Trank’s feature length debut may be one of the best found footage films of the last decennia, but it doesn’t thank that title for its found footage element as the film easily could have done without it. Our main character Andrew Detmer (played by the outstanding upcoming talent Dane DeHaan) is questioned so many times about why he keeps filming all the time that it is almost as if the movie is putting serious question marks around the practicality of its own foundation. Luckily, this detail doesn’t stand in the way of ‘Chronicle’ its rise and shine as the best counter argument against Marvel and DC produced superhero franchises since, uhm, well since ever! Here we have 84 minutes…
Oh wow, look! A nerd with a camera!
I have a love/hate relationship with "found footage" films, but it's mostly hate. I have loved some of them, for example [REC], but for the most part I can't get past some of the contrivances that are necessary for these kinds of films to exist. Since I can't get past that, there are moments in the film that completely take me out of the experience.
Josh Trank makes his feature film directorial debut with a story he co-wrote with Max Landis. Landis has solo credit for the actual screenplay. He wrote and directed the comedy short The Death and Return of Superman which is a must watch for any fan…
Κρίνοντας από την μεγάλη αποδοχή της ταινίας, μάλλον κάτι δεν κατάλαβα.Αλλά αν το δω κι από την δικιά μου σκοπιά, γιατί να μην είναι όλοι οι άλλοι αυτοί που νόμισαν πως κατάλαβαν ενώ στην πραγματικότητα δεν κατάλαβαν τίποτα; Μα δηλαδή τώρα είναι σινεμά αυτό τώρα δηλαδή; (αντιπρόεδρος Εδεσσαικού).
Una muy buena vuelta de tuerca al cine ya cansino de reportaje falso-camara en mano-vamos a hacerlo realista.
La evolución de la historia esta bien, aunque para mi gusto da un salto cuando le pasa lo que le pasa al amigo de color (negro).
La distribución de los efectos, de menos a mas me ha gustado, da la impresión de que el productor fue ahorrando dinero de Fx durante toda la peli y a la hora de acabarla se le fue la pinza y derrocho hasta lo que debían del catering.
Entretenida y bien hecha, pasas un buen rato.
"I could crush you! I could crush you!"
To be compeletely honest I have never seen in my life a found footage film (with the exception of some scenes in REC and Cloverfield) before Chronicle.So before put to see this film, I really didn't know what to expect.And I am so glad that I saw this film without knowing anything except from the plot and the found footage style.
So,Chronicle is about three teenagers who discover a radioactive stone (or whatever it was) which helps them to acquire telekinetic powers.Well,if we were watching any other superhero film,then we were seeing these guys decide to use these powers for the good of human race and starting fight for the good of…
Chronicle was a new type of superhero film. A lot like Watchmen, it focused on the tension between the teens. It was also very dark.
"Chronicle plays in two seemingly worn-out cinematic worlds and makes them both its own."
Sehr sehr geiler Scheiß!
The filmmaking was pretty incredible. Creative idea. The last 20 minutes could have been better, IMO. Still worth seeing.
Surprisingly engaging small scale superhero story that showcases the true potential of found footage. Seriously, the scenes where characters use telekinesis to carry the camera is an ingenious innovation that puts the audience right there with the characters, especially when the characters are seen flying. The only sort of problem with the concept is when they force Ashley Hinshaw's character into the narrative to necessitate another camera and little else. That being said, most of the characters felt genuinely believable, particularly the band of protagonists who gain powers. Their friendship and love for the powers feels so in sync that the eventual deconstruction is made all the more tragic and investing when it happens.
Seemed slow to get to the cool part. Philosophy was cool, but all the action and superhero stuff was pure “meh.” Not a bad movie, a good movie, but nothing special. MEH. (6.5/10)
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