Chronicle

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Overview

A loner Dane DeHaan escapes his abusive home life and discovers a mysterious crater that gives him and two fellow high school students psychokinetic powers in this found-footage-style superhero film from director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis. DeHaan plays Andrew, a angsty teen whose mother is dying and whose father takes out his violent frustrations out on the boy. As a result, Andrew starts filming everything around him, including the dreadful night that he, his cousin Matt Alex Russell and the ...
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Overview

A loner Dane DeHaan escapes his abusive home life and discovers a mysterious crater that gives him and two fellow high school students psychokinetic powers in this found-footage-style superhero film from director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis. DeHaan plays Andrew, a angsty teen whose mother is dying and whose father takes out his violent frustrations out on the boy. As a result, Andrew starts filming everything around him, including the dreadful night that he, his cousin Matt Alex Russell and the soon-to-be senior class president, Steve Michael B. Jordan, wake up with superpowers after exploring a condemned piece of land housing an unexplained power source. The three bond over their newfound abilities, with Andrew clearly leading the pack in terms of control and strength. Despite their noble intentions, a darker streak appears in one of them as the other two try to take control over a situation that soon spirals into homicidal madness -- all of which is captured on camera.
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Special Features

Disc 1; Deleted Scene; Pre-Viz; Camera Test; ; Disc 2; Digital Copy; ; Closed Caption
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Villains rarely get the lead-character treatment in Hollywood, and that alone makes Chronicle worthy viewing if one is craving a unique found-footage film. Imagine an X-Men movie in which the narrative follows the loner kid who gets superpowers, becomes popular, then spirals into madness once his crummy domestic life becomes too much. It's a fascinating -- and bold -- premise that screenwriter Max Landis and director Josh Trank have concocted for what is otherwise a straightforward Hollywood release. Though Andrew Detmer Dane DeHaan at first seems insufferably emo his initial bummed-out line readings are pretty terrible, this is one character arc that's a welcome change of pace compared to the cinematic superhero tropes audiences have come to expect. The picture opens as Detmer starts videotaping his life, which is filled with verbal and physical abuse from both his father and bullies at school, along with a tragic home life that revolves around his terminally ill mother. Things turn around one night when he and two fellow students are given telekinetic powers after discovering a mysterious crater outside a rave. Soon, the three develop their gifts and go through the highs and lows of this newfound responsibility, with Andrew becoming a darker force each day as his inhuman powers grow stronger. On the technical end, the movie finds a number of satisfying ways to capture the action on camera -- which is quite the revelation when dealing with the found-footage artistic style. And while the picture may push the boundaries of this shooting aesthetic a bit too far in the end, forgiving viewers will be happy with the fantastic eye candy that's being delivered. Ironically enough, though the picture excels at breathing new life into the world of handheld fiction on the big screen, its stringent use of personal cameras could be considered a hindrance. While there are legitimate reasons why the main character would turn psychotic, there's never a clear reason as to why he is always filming himself -- even though the dialogue is filled with endless references to cameras, which in and of itself becomes bothersome. Still, Chronicle is quite an achievement, and it's a film that genre enthusiasts should not miss.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2012
  • UPC: 024543767848
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Director's Cut / Wide Screen / Uncensored / Bonus DVD
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 20,415

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Roberts Samantha
Adrian Collins Costly
Grant Powell Howard
Armand Aucamp Austin
Nicole Bailey Cala
Lynita Crofford Casey's Mom
Royston Stoffels Pharmacist
Patrick Walton Park Ranger
Lance Elliott Police Officer
Nadine Suliaman School Flyer Girl
Pierre Malherbe Police Detective
Joe Vaz Michael Ernesto
Matthew Dylan Roberts Ernesto' Neighbour
Allen Irwin Redneck Trucker
Chelsea Nortje Girl in Window
Francois Coetzee Thug #3
Hendrik Kotze Priest
Matt Adle Newscaster
Robert Clotworthy Newscaster
Daisy Tormé Karen Detmer Voice
Chrystee Pharris Samantha Voice
Daniel Booko Costly Voice
Byron Thames Howard Voice
Matt Nolan Austin Voice
Charles Campbell Voice Only
Popeye V. Voice Only
Steve Kramer Voice Only
Ashley Peldon Voice Only
Paul Pape Voice Only
Jeff Fischer Voice Only
Technical Credits
Josh Trank Director, Original Story
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Talia Barak Makeup
Dianna Cilliers Costumes/Costume Designer
John Davis Producer
James Dodson Executive Producer
Andrea Von Foerster Musical Direction/Supervision
Vivienne Gray Set Decoration/Design
Elliot Greenberg Editor
Matthew Jensen Cinematographer
Mickey Kirsten Special Effects Supervisor
Ronna Kress Casting
Ronna Kress Casting
Conrad Kuhne Sound Mixer
Max Landis Original Story, Screenwriter
Patrick O'Connor Art Director
Rhythm & Hues Studios Animator
Adam Schroeder Producer
Katie Shapiro Associate Producer
Marisa Sonemann Production Manager
Karen Triest Sound/Sound Designer
Tim Walston Sound/Sound Designer
Charlie Watson Asst. Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chronicle: Director's Cut: The Lost Footage Edition
1. Scene 1 [3:35]
2. Scene 2 [3:32]
3. Scene 3 [4:12]
4. Scene 4 [2:58]
5. Scene 5 [4:53]
6. Scene 6 [3:28]
7. Scene 7 [1:28]
8. Scene 8 [1:25]
9. Scene 9 [3:44]
10. Scene 10 [4:48]
11. Scene 11 [1:49]
12. Scene 12 [2:49]
13. Scene 13 [2:33]
14. Scene 14 [3:51]
15. Scene 15 [4:21]
16. Scene 16 [3:00]
17. Scene 17 [1:09]
18. Scene 18 [2:45]
19. Scene 19 [3:26]
20. Scene 20 [2:59]
21. Scene 21 [2:30]
22. Scene 22 [3:28]
23. Scene 23 [6:34]
24. Scene 24 [2:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Chronicle: Director's Cut: The Lost Footage Edition
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         English 5.1 Descriptive Audio
         Español Dolby Surround
         Français Dolby Surround
      Subtitles
         English For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    My favorite found footage film.

    My favorite found footage film.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 3, 2012

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