My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014).
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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…
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…
Wow! Having not seen this film since its cinema release last year I completely forgot how damn awesome it is! I really enjoyed how shooting the film found footage style really integrated the audience into the story and how the growth of Andrew's powers impacted the way the camera was used. The action throughout is outstanding, from cloud football to Andrew's neighbourhood scumbag attack. This all leads up to the finale which is unbelievably entertaining, the climax of which hits you like a giant spear through the chest. All the performances were very believable, especially from DeHaan who really sells the socially awkward, troubled teenager.
I wish I had super powers ok this is chronicle now is this film good or Bad well I can say that it's so far the best movie of 2012. I enjoyed this film some parts are like clover field.
This was a pleasant surprise. I normally don't like found footage film, but I have grown more than a little weary of superhero films. But I really enjoyed "Chronicle". It moves at a pretty quick rate, the three leads are all excellent (as a "Friday Night Lights" fan it's always great to see Michael B. Jordan), and the ending reminded me of "Akira", which is a positive.
On the negative side it is a found footage film and while they were able to give it a more cinematic look there were still a few times were I didn't understand why people were filming what was happening. I also felt the filmmakers were a little obvious is how the lead character was bullied early on in the film. But overall still a pretty fun time.
I really like this movie. I hope there is a sequel.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Divertida y original.
Consensus: While definitely the special effects are not mind-blowing and the third act is quite messy. Chronicle is a very original found-footage film with an interesting premise, well developed characters and enjoyable action sequences. 83/100 [B+]
The shy, lonely and outcast teenager Andrew Detmer is bullied and has no friends at high-school and lives with his abusive and alcoholic father Richard Detmer and his terminally ill mother Karen. Andrew buys a camera to film his everyday life. His cousin Matt Garetty drives him to school and invites Andrew to go to a party at night. They meet their schoolmate Steve Montgomery in the party and they overhear a noise and find a hole in a field. They decide to explore…
Čemu raditi drugačiji film s superjunacima ako ćeš završiti sa klasičnom borbom koje gledamo već zadnjih 10 filmova ovog tipa? Prve 2/3 dosta zabavne, kasnije sve već viđeno.
"Chronicle" ist ein Found-Footage-Film, der am Ende keiner mehr sein möchte, ist ein Superheldenfilm ohne Superhelden, ein Film, der, obwohl klischeebeladen und oftmals vorhersehbar, auf seine Art aber auch durchweg einzigartig, am Ende nicht großartig, aber auf alle Fälle lohnenswert ist.
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Uma boa ideia estragada por uma escolha estrutural. Tudo no filme funciona muito bem (os atores estão ótimos, a trama é interessante e a abordagem do tema é original), menos o formato de found footage.
Como nos piores exemplos do gênero, o filme precisa se justificar o tempo todo sobre por que diabos alguém estaria com uma câmera ligada justamente naquele momento. Em 40% do filme, essas justificativas não colam, e distraem e atrapalham todo o resto da história. E o pior de tudo é que o filme funcionaria 100% sem essa abordagem. Não tem um tema que se beneficie do recurso no filme inteiro.
Mesmo assim, vale assistir, nem que seja só pela atuação do Michael B Jordan e pelas cenas de vôo.
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