Director(s): Josh Trank
Available Quality: Hi Def
Country: USA, UK
Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, Hi Def
IMDB Rating: 7.5 out of 10 (22709 votes)
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.
The Upcoming (18 May 2013)
Once the trailer was released on the video sharing website YouTuberoughly four months ago, the buzz for this film could only be describedas deafening. Dubbed "Cloverfield meets Heroes", Chronicle is the newhandy cam film to hit our cinemas, but it is definitely unlike anyother.Shot by Josh Trank who is best known for creating TV series The KillPoint, Chronicle tracks the life of a socially awkward kid Andrew (DaneDeHaan), who one day decides to film everything he does in a day andthen edit it later on his computer. With a volatile relationship thrownin with his violent alcoholic father Richard (Michael Kelly), Andrew ispushed to the edge. Following an incident with his cousin (AlexRussell) and high school friend (Michael B. Jordan), they discover thepower of telekinesis and soon find out the limit to their powers.Using a handful of actors mainly known for their work in Americantelevision, Trank has addressed and embraced the "found movie" genrewith a young but believable cast who must have had a lot of funfilming.There are some incredibly clever cinematography techniques that makethis film that extra bit special, one being that the majority of thefilm is shot through Andrew filming, but after discovering he cancontrol the camera to film by floating around him, this allows for awealth of imaginative angles. However, I am not going to give too muchof the plot away as it is a film, like Cloverfield, that is bestwatched with no knowledge of the storyline.One aspect to note about Chronicle is the impressive display of CGI andcomputer imagery that caused the action in the final sequences to besimply superb. I can't help but think this is one film that could havebenefited from a 3D release.However, we don't see much of the three teenagers "playing about" withtheir new found powers. There are some sequences, such as one involvinga little girl and a teddy bear, that work but more would not have goneamiss. Furthermore, the plot is slow and a bit weak in places butoverall this is forgotten by a humorous script, together with goodacting.Usually with a film that is shrouded in secrecy previous to itsrelease, the build up for the ending is somewhat disappointing.However, be sure not to be disappointed with Chronicle.This is a powerful debut picture that is sure to delight critics andfilm fans alike on its general release.
witster18 (18 May 2013)
Wow. Where to start with this one.I was pumped. This kind of thing is right up my alley. I've likedsimilar films: Defender, Kick-Ass, Cloverfield, Blair Witch.Chronicle, however, was a gigantic let-down. So gigantic - that adetailed negative review might need more pages than the script itself.There is NO character development here. We know little to nothing aboutthem at the beginning of the story, and we learn nothing more as thestory moves along.There isn't enough interaction with other people, and when we do seethis, we get nothing more than silly pranks.The effects were sub-par, and the movie didn't really hash out anyspecifics on the mortality of the characters.Which brings me to my biggest gripe which is; what is the point? Thereis no moral here, there is no story here, there is no ending here,there is no connection with the central characters. I cannot think ofone character that was likable, not one, and to top it all off, thewhole movie seemed extremely unrealistic in how it unfolded. I know it's a superhero/power movie and it's not supposed to berealistic, but you just get the feeling when it's over that it'sdefinitely NOT how this would have transpired.A clear, concise idea with pre-production potential. Nothing more.Skip it.41/100
frits-dvreugd (16 May 2013)
before i begin my review, i must say i like every genre, but especiallyfantasy and sci-fi. i started this movie with an open mind, but afterabout 15 minutes i got bored. here are a few reasons why:1) the script is just badly written. there is no real story line inthis movie, everything that is gonna happen, you already knowbefore-hand. the black guy (me no racist!) dies without knowing how hedied, just lame. a good script is born with a lot more attention todetail then this movie has.2) the special effects are lame. especially when they begin to fighteach other. i know they are tough, but to crash into solid concrete andstill they keep fighting like they never hit the damn thing.3) the end, it was so predictable that even my 11 year old niece gothave gotten that.If you wanna watch it, just know you wont get the 1,5 hours back ofyour life!
Neil Welch (15 May 2013)
Chronicle I wondered why this film was called Chronicle. It turns outto be because it is record begun by high schooler Andrew when he buys avideo camera to chronicle his life. It becomes clear that Andrew's lifeis fairly miserable: his injury-retired father, watching his mother dieof cancer, takes his unhappiness out on Andrew when he drinks, there isbullying at school and in the neighbourhood, no success with girls etc.Andrew is a loner, his only friend being his cousin Matt. Together withschool achiever Steve, the three of them find - and are affected by -an underground maguffin (subsequently buried by subsidence). They alldevelop telekinetic powers, experimenting with them until they becomeskilled at using them. At which point Andrew finds that his lifechanges in a number of ways.The trailer for this film sells it as a kind of super-hero (or at leastsuper-powers) film and, to be fair, in one respect that is exactly whatit is. But it is also a study of Andrew: the damaged soul he is, how hecame to be that way, and what effect the new powers have on him. Iwon't say more, but I will say that Dane DeHaan, looking a littleDiCaprio-ish, does a good job as Andrew, changing credibly from victimto someone more in control of his destiny. After a slightly slow start,the film carries you along with it very well.And the effects are astonishingly good. I am now waiting for a bonafide super-hero movie to do super-hero effects as well as this one.
Aidiera (12 May 2013)
I'm usually divided by superpower movies. I've never read comic books,but I like the idea of being different from society. Chronicle ridesthis line with excellent finesse and skill. I loved the lack of atraditional exposition, with the movie instead diving straight into themain trio learning how to use their powers. Dane DeHaan's familydynamic was fantastic, Michael B. Jordan's personable characteristicswere much-needed, and Alex Russell's overall resolve really brought themovie full circle. Really the only complaint I have is that it was onthe short side. I would watch the 2.5 hour director's cut if there wasone.
soiajake (12 May 2013)
This movie completely astounded me. I've never been very "hot" onfound-footage style movies, even back in the 90's Blair Witch waspretty boring. The creators of Chronicle really peeled back the skin ofthis concept and made a film that entertains on so many levels.The emotion of growing up is captured perfectly by our three verydifferent characters. The trials they put themselves through areincredible analogies to the steps we take through adolescence. Theaction is given the perfect amount of space in the film to really blowyou away when things ramp up. The plot twists are jarring, emotional,and will leave you with this exceptional "I can't blink" feeling.I highly recommend not reading spoilers or in depth summaries for thismovie - as I did, my expectations were battling the film nearly thewhole movie. When I began to realize Hollywood salt did not denigratethe creative process of this film, I was even more thrilled andentertained. A+. Can't wait for a sequel.
kdorsey321 (08 May 2013)
Checked out the movie "Chronicle," starring Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell,and Michael B. Jordan(The Wire). My first thoughts on this film arethat it would be interesting and cool. I was just hoping the moviewouldn't be too clichÃ©. These are kind of my type of movies so I wasmore than happy to give it a shot.This movie was a breath of fresh air! It was cool, fun, funny, and theplot was original. The plot of this movie is not predictable, which isa great thing, but the story does have some things that we as moviefans are familiar with. I liked this movie a whole lot! I think thiswas a flat out great film! I felt like they did a great job in pickingAndrew(Dane DeHaan). When the viewers are watching any antagonist, theantagonist has to give you a certain amount of ruthlessness that makesyou feel the character in a unique way and Dane DeHaan does a great jobof that playing Andrew. I felt like Andrew's character was pivotal inthis film.I also like how real it felt. Even though there are clearlyfictional things going on in this movie, this film still gave you areal feel that you can't deny.I'm giving this movie a 9 out of 10! I feel like this was a great filmand a film that was needed in its genre. This movie has a very goodacting, very good plot, and excellent execution! If your into thesekinds of movies and you get a chance, definitely see this film! I'mdefinitely buying this movie on DVD!
yoitsfeinstein (08 May 2013)
What I just watched is one of the most insanely idiotic things I haveever seen. At no point in that rambling, incoherent movie were you evenclose to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyonein this theater is now dumber for having watched it. I award you nopoints, and may God have mercy on your soul. It only gets a 1 because I couldn't give it a zero.- Zero point zero.-You loose,good day sir.- zip,zero,nada. -"that movie was the best.Great Ideas!"- Dumb people after seeing chronicle- Hey I have an Idealet me borrow your car to go see why my cousin is destroying thehospital even though I can fly and would probably get there faster thatway and leave you out of harms way in the process.
cadillac20 (05 May 2013)
Chronicle is one of those films that kind of snuck up on everyone andmay very well have slid under the radar if not for a somewhat deadweekend in February and good word of mouth. And it's rightfully earned.After last weeks fantastic The Grey, the new year continues to producegood film with one of the most interesting takes on the comic book filmin a long time.Now, you might be tempted to blow this off as another low budget, shakycam movie ala Paranormal Activity, but you'd be wrong. Firstly, this isa film that establishes it's lead "camera men" as experienced with acamera, so shaky cam is mostly gone from the film. We also have someother rather interesting excuses for better than average faux-docfilming, namely the main character's ability to levitate his cameraaround to get multiple angles. Suffice to say, the camera work ismostly good and legitimized so it never feels like it's too good. So,if you fear that this is just another poorly made hand-held excursion,fear not. This is a very well made hand-held excursion.The story itself is nothing terribly new or original. A group of teensinexplicably get super powers from some weird, glowy crystals andthat's about it. But where most stories about super powered peoplemight find them fighting evil or exploring human nature, Chronicletakes it's time to show a more realistic approach. Our characters playpranks, gain popularity, and try to just have fun. Also realistic arehow the powers come out in other forms, manifesting the inner turmoilof one troubled teen who becomes too powerful for his own good.Although the story may not be wholly original, the script is prettygood and the films take on both the hand-held film sub genre and thesuper powered sub genre is good. This is a more grounded look at whatmight happen should we find ourselves with power we can't understand.We don't get noble causes or some epic quest to save the world, wesimply get teens who are being teens, albeit with telekineticabilities. I read this film compared to Carrie, and it's somewhataccurate, only this is Carrie x5.It helps that the leads do a great job in their respective roles. Theyseem naturals as the teens, and DeHann in particular is great as thetroubled Andrew. We can see what's to come, but when his turn finallycomes, most noticeably in a scene involving a spider, it's afrightening wake up call to the true nature of the forces at work here.There is some reality in this film, and it's frightening to think whatsome might do with that kind of power if given it. Even with that lastbit of darkness at the end of the film, it's fun, and shown in a veryintimate way. Being so up close and personal with the action isexhilarating and there are moments when the film even feels like a ridefor a time. There are several good scenes displaying the use of theteens power, but the final 15 minutes are some of the most exciting,super powered moments of any film of it's kind. The fact that it feelsmore realistic than, say, something like Iron Man makes it feel thatmuch more exciting. It's like watching a high school fight, but pushedto the 10th degree.Suffice to say, Chronicle was a pleasant surprise. It's the kind offilm you hope to walk into. As a fan of comic book films, it wasespecially pleasing as it really shakes the genre and tries,successfully I might add, to do something very different. It could havebeen a complete disaster with typical hand-held filming and a typicalstory. But the smart and creative take on the genre makes this anotherin the great beginning of 2012.
ikilraagain (05 May 2013)
Open film that leave's a lot to the imagination. It show's you how theprotagonists act and how they are corrupted in there own way. Yet it iseasy to see sequels picking up from the beginning, as this film trulystarts from the middle of a story. 3 kids, on a popular Jock, one agenius about the psychological mind and one a social outcast that hasnever truly been happy, stubble upon an unknown object that changesthere lives, some to better, others to the worse. As the story unfolds you see more of how they wish to use there powers,and how they don't. Leading up to one of the shortest yet best fights ihave ever seen. The movie itself was well done. Plays out from the camera, and thestory twist's depending on who is holding it. The CGI was mindbogglingly good, it truly looks like it is happening real in real life,not some Hollywood trickIt was also explained in a way that these powers seem so possible thatanyone could get them, and it also show's the consequences if miss usedand everything in the middleAll in all this movie is worth watching for those people that that lovea laugh, with the tricks that these kids get up too be that a littleperv with a blower, or taking the gum out of someone's mouth. Theaction junkies, with the fights that seem so possible yet so unreal andwell anyone that wants to watch something great.
amichnea (02 May 2013)
First allow me to start by saying I wish I had my 1:42 hours back...Seeing how this had such good rating I decided to watch it, this wasafter watching The Avengers so you can imagine how disappointed I waswith Chronicle.I hated the way the movie was filmed... only using 3rd parties cameras.This means any cameras around the heroes be it their own, someoneelse's, CCTV, News Cameras etc. Due to this reason the story will skip,so one day you see what you can because there is a camera around andthen you skip a few days and you see something else. Bear in mind thisis a very simple movie, nothing deep for you to understand. Even theway they got their powers is pretty lame.I grew up with comics so any superhero movie for me is a must see. Idon't think I have seen any bad ones until this one. Sky High was 100times better, I am number 4 which are rated below what Chronicle is. Iam surprised how people can accept mediocrity and then praise it 7.1stars at this moment on IMDb. There is nothing spectacular about thismovie, there is no deep story and no the characters aren't cool or haveany kind of personality, you don't feel anything towards them.I watched this movie with my wife and she kept telling me how bored shewas, eventually falling asleep then waking up... until the end when shesaid WTF was that? What a waste of time. I dare you to take your kidsto watch this and see their reaction:)) tell them it is a coolsuperhero movie.All I can say that this movie does show you one thing, how a sociallyretarded kids act when given enough power, in other movies becomingpopular... or like the many stories in real life they get hold of someguns and then you get the idea. These guys are American high schoolkids... expect them to behave like that... when I watched Chronicle allI could think was "what a bunch of idiots". I guess this is thedifference between a movie like Batman, Spiderman etc where you see thehero develop and take some responsibility for his gifts (with greatpower comes great responsibility). Don't expect any kind ofresponsibility in this movie.
foxx_1 (02 May 2013)
Let me tell you, I hated "Jumper" for its total incoherence and lack ofmoral substance - and ended up watching this movie which might as wellbe titled "Jumper 2"... It is simply insane that more and moredirectors/scriptwriters are jumping on the bandwagon, making more ofthose "handheld style" movies. How is something that is amateur andsimply annoying e.g. playing with the zoom, swinging the camera aroundetc. supposed to be entertaining? Unfortunately, this is just one ofthe problems with this movie. The first 30 minutes we get to watch oneof the characters filming around and explaining to everyone why is hedoing so. That could have been cut down to 5 minutes and still servedthe same purpose i.e. who is who and why are they acting like that...but if the scriptwriters did so they would have to think of somethingto fill in the remaining 60 minutes. So after the boring beginning, outof nowhere, they learn about some noise coming from a cave nearby andjust walk in. What was that object inside and how come nobody evernoticed it before? Too hard to explain so we are left wondering.Looking at the mysterious object turns out to be quite beneficial: forsome reason the 3 characters gain cool superpowers that they manage todevelop further simply by training so they can not only move Legopieces around but even manage to learn how to fly (?!?) How telekinesiscan be fashioned into flying is yet another mystery. Strangely, the onewho is beaten up by an abusive father and cares a lot about his sickmother (Andrew) turns into an evil monster who never questions hisactions - just because he considers himself a predator. From my pointof view, this totally absurd development did not make any sense and isa complete script failure. The film obviously needed some action so Iguess the scriptwriters figured "Hey how about a cool battle betweenAndrew and Matt?" Then all of a sudden Andrew is full of criminalenergy and needs a few hundred bucks - so how about robbing somebullies and a gas station. No clue why he did not try robbing a bankwith his superpowers and just toss around the bullies as pure act ofrevenge - let's assume he is not only turning evil but also a completemoron. Somehow the writers expect the audience to be morons too:instead of flying away after his heist, he prefers to run (?!?) Nice.Anyway, we get to a showdown with lots of explosions for their own sake- again, the evil kid might have just conveniently chosen to fly awayinstead of blowing up downtown Seattle but hey, he is evil, remember?So he has to get what he deserves and the audience gets the mandatorydose of good vs. bad fight.Basically, another letdown - if you take out the special effects, theremaining story would be totally useless. I expected the car accidentthat occurred earlier in the film and played such a pivotal role tolead to some interesting developments - but to my great surprise, itsimply did not. Dead end, zero. Instead we got to see some extendedflights through the clouds which served no specific purpose other thanadding some screen time - which unfortunately only confirms myconclusion: story with a lot of potential but lacking imagination anddepth.
TxMike (01 May 2013)
This was a DVD from my public library. I really enjoyed how this story was developed, I didn't like the endingso much. While the story is nominally about these three high schoolkids in the Seattle area becoming exposed to some mysterious force theyencounter in a shallow cave, it is more about how youth may react tosuch an unusual occurrence. The story does not delve at all into whatthis force might be, or where it came from, only how the kids react totheir newfound powers.The main character is Dane DeHaan as Andrew Detmer, somewhat of a lonerwith a dying mother and a disabled dad who stays home, watches TV,drinks too much beer, and is abusive towards Andrew, who finds hisniche carrying a video camera with him everywhere. As I watched DeHannhandle his role he reminded me of a young Leo Dicaprio in 'BasketballDiaries.' His cousin and friend is Alex Russell as Matt Garetty. And his newfriend, somewhat popular boy at school, is Michael B. Jordan as SteveMontgomery . These are the three that after exposure to the force gainnew abilities. Such as being able to move things just by concentratingon the act of moving the thing. Eventually they branch out and cancause havoc.Kids are kids and initially they do silly things, like cause a leafblower to turn on and blow up the skirts of some girls standing nearit. Or move, without touching it, a lady's car from one mall parkingspot to a different one, just to observe her confusion. This part ofthe movie to me was the best because it showed how immaturity and greatpower don't mix.Not a great movie, but an interesting one.SPOILERS: Andrew continues to be the troubled one of the three, makingrash decisions on how to use his powers. He begins to destroy propertyand injure and kill people, in what amounted to a battle to the deathof sorts, Matt makes a large spear, part of a statue in a public place,fly into and through Andrew during a showdown with police andhelicopters, killing Andrew. I suppose it had to end this way, but itwas more fun to watch the earlier parts of the movie.
Liam Mills (01 May 2013)
Chronicle takes the superhero genre, and manipulates it into somethingthat not only draws you in from start to finish, but also makes youbelieve that if something like this did happen, then it would happenlike this. The problem with some films is the characters are made to beentertaining, and do what they do only because it provides laughs,sadness or frustration for the audience. In some films the charactersleave you thinking 'Why would you do that?' Chronicle however, scrapsthis. Each character has something that everyone can relate to, becauseeveryone has friends similar to these, or may even see parts ofcharacters within them selves, and for this I applaud the film. Seeingthe development of the story and the characters makes you believe yourin their world, and the 'found footage' approach only adds to this,making you feel apart of it. I genuinely find this film difficult to fault, while the sfx aren't topclass they aren't over the top either. The only thing I could reallynag at is the lack of explanation behind everything, which can make thefilm seem a little, well, empty. Although it may be possible that asequel could answer questions about these empty gaps, I would hate tosee one. I really hope that this film stays as a stand alone epic, and it is byfar my favourite film of 2012 so far. A must see.
goods116 (28 April 2013)
I generally enjoyed the overall story in which teens get powers and weget to see how they use them and how it changes them. Not amazing, butinteresting and many good scenes, especially in the last 15 minutes.However, the movie loses a rating point or two by the contrived "foundcamera" gimmick. It really makes no sense, no one would video tapetheir lives like they show in the film. By trying to squeeze the movieinto this structure, I think the movie lost out on what could have beenbetter character development and frankly better cinematography.Sometimes the movie was a bit hard to watch or simply awkward becausethey had to fit everything into this gimmick. It made more sense inmovies like Blair Witch and Paranormal. I give this 6.5 to 7.0 starswhich means cleanly above average, but certainly not an elite moviewhich would merit an 8.0+. With normal storytelling and a bit morecharacter development (which would also mean a move more than 1:30hours), this could have been GREAT.
azim5431 (27 April 2013)
Chronicle was a nice ride of superhero/alien and the the story of threekids who possessed it. Some really cool and dark concept presented bythe young moviemaker. Chronicle not just a 12 million doller indiemovie but it has every thing to wow about. Stunning visual, videotapingstyle of movie (like paranormal activity and jackass but still better)and so much better special effect then what we seeing now-a-days socalled "blockbuster movie". It has the nice taste of 'next new thing'of movie making. story and screenplay is really top-notch. I amrecommending everyone to watch this movie just to get a different tastein movie.
cstevenson-2 (25 April 2013)
Chronicle is another allegory for the power tends to corrupt, andabsolute power corrupts absolutely genre. Three teenage boys, AndrewMatt and Steve, are suddenly empowered with telekinesis and begin togrow stronger as well as change personally with every use. Theunderlying theme is what would one do if one is so possessed. Each boydevelops reasons and rules for using their new found power. There isone sub-theme, however, that bears mentioning. Andrew is bullied, bothby his peers and his father. He is Matt's cousin, and at one point asksMatt the question: "Do you like me?" Matt is unable to satisfactorilyverify that he does like Andrew. Later on we find out that Matt doeslike, even loves his cousin, but Andrew never finds out. It leaves youwith the thought that had Matt expressed his feelings more succinctlyfor his bullied cousin, the climax may have unfolded differently. Thesight of Andrew reaching out for love and recognition made my heartmelt, and illustrated to me that we all should watch for the signs ofbullyism, and do what we can to express love and validation to bulliedkids before it is too late. The climax is somewhat spectacular yetdisturbing: a special effects extravaganza on the one hand (even thoughit is filmed through hand held cameras) no pun intended, and a sadcommentary on the other. The three young actors are up to thechallenges of their roles, and even look somewhat natural during theflying scenes, which is a testament to the trainers who taught the boyshow to use the rigging. The ending is less than satisfying, unlessthere is going to be a sequel. Without a sequel, the ending is somewhatcold, figuratively and literally.
Kevin Bradley (24 April 2013)
I rented this movie on Memorial Day weekend with no expectations.Instead of being a pleasant diversion, it turned out to be top-notchsci-fi with an emotional gut punch.I'm not spoiling anything to say that you see the ending coming, butyou see it in the way that a person in a crosswalk sees an oncomingcar. You know it's coming, but you also know you can't do anything tostop it. The way this director builds tension is really cool.The young actors are amazing. They each have a stereotypical character,but the script and the actors turn each one into more than astereotype. The emotionally damaged Andrew is great, but doesn'tupstage his cousin Matt, the rational good kid, or the popular"candidate for class president" Steve. The three of them and the camerabring us into their world of weirdness, and we feel privy to a secretas they experiment with their new abilities, playing pranks and justgiggling at the silliness of it all. Matt manages to convey the idea of "with great power comes greatresponsibility" without using the trite language of a comic book. Stevehonestly tries to help Andrew but doesn't realize that he's too damagedto be helped. And Andrew, for his part, is so emotionally wounded thatyour heart goes out to him even though you realize he's beyondredemption.Good movie. See it.
mihai-dricu (23 April 2013)
I will tell you upfront that I am biased about this movie. Ever since Iremember, I have thought that telekinesis is the greatest superpowerever! So, naturally, when i saw the trailer for this movie i almostshat my pants! After three months of waiting Chronicle has arrived inthe Netherlands and i just saw it in its first day. And i was notdisappointed!The special effects are great, which i assume is why most people willgo see the movie. The acting never lets you down and the director makesyou feel that you are in the middle of the action, right next to theprotagonists, especially in the flying scenes. Like someone here said,the three characters use their powers to do the things that the regularJoe would try and do. This helps making a connection with the audience.Bonus: the nice surprises! 1) I usually hate this "reality TV" style offilming but here they made use of the camera in an ingenious way: themain camera is most of the times flying by (yes, telekinesis) and someof the footage contains recording from other peoples' phones, videocameras or traffic cameras. These two combined build the "chronicle"narration and make it the closest thing to the classic, third-personomniscient narrative. 2) Someone here had commented that the ending wasnot as good as the rest of the movie. So i prepared myself for thatbecause the end is what breaks or makes a movie. i was so relieved towitness that the ending did not disappoint and it seemed like thenatural way to end this story while still leaving room for sequelswithout feeling stretched out.Speaking of sequels, go see this movie! Even if box office will notconvince 20th Century fox to make Chronicle 2, this is a great standalone movie! But, in the rare chance they will make it, there are somany angles that they can approach the story! It's up to YOU to make ithappen by convincing your friends to go see it.Oh, and to all of telekinesis fans out there... This will be a sweetride!
Marc Davis (23 April 2013)
If you enjoyed the Heroes series on NBC those first two years itdebuted back in 2006, then you'll love Chronicle. With that said, Iguess you can also surmise that this film is not too original. And theproblem with super hero movies and TV series like this is that it'shard to keep the material fresh and hard for writers to come up withplots that are even 70% believable. That was my concern with this film,the previews looked promising, but I also figured that much of theaction that would take place in the film was mostly displayed in the 30- 60 second previews. Well I was wrong. This film succeeded in holding my attentionthroughout the film and managed to be quite believable. Two of thethings that make it believable is that it deals with deep, humanphysiological issues just as much as it does the supernatural powersthat the filmmakers promoted. Director Josh Trank brilliantly shows(through actor Dane DeHaan's character) that such powers in the handsof a mentally-disturbed individual, or an individual with economicissues, can be a serious danger to society and self-destructive, evenwhen that individual is not intent on doing so. And the second reason this film is believable: Chronicle does not havea happy ending. And I don't mean to come of as pessimistic but for me,that makes a movie more believable, because let's face it, in lifesometimes we don't get a "happy ever after" ending. With that said, I will definitely recommend this movie. I rated it a 7because I thought the special effects were a little elementary, but thecontent more than makes up for this flaw.
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