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Clear your thoughts for a "mesmerizing mind-bender" (Rolling Stone) that'll blow you away! Seen through the lens of a troubled teen's video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. When three ordinary high school friends make an extraordinary discovery, they acquire amazing abilities beyond their understanding. But as their powers develop, so do their darker sides. Fun, harmless pranks soon lead to much riskier activities as the boys' "gifts" - and their lives - spin dangerously out of control!
If you should come upon a glowing, possibly extraterrestrial object buried in a hole, go ahead and touch the thing--you might just get superpowers. Or so it goes for the three high-school buds in Chronicle, an inventive excursion into the teenage sci-fi world. Once affected by the power, the guys exercise the joys of telekinesis: shuffling cars around in parking lots, moving objects in grocery stores, that kind of thing. Oh yeah--they can fly, too: and here director Josh Trank takes wing, in the movie's giddiest sequence, as the trio zips around the clouds in a glorious wish-fulfillment. It goes without saying that there will be a shadow side to this gift, and that's where Chronicle, for all its early cleverness, begins to stumble. Broody misfit Andrew (Dane DeHaan), destined to be voted Least Likely to Handle Superpowers Well by his graduating class, is documenting all this with his video camera, which is driving him even crazier (the movie's in "found footage" style, so everything we see is from a camcorder or security camera, an approach that gets trippy when Andrew realizes he can levitate his camera without having to hold it). Trank and screenwriter Max Landis (son of John) seem to lose inspiration when the last act rolls around, so the movie settles for weightless battles around the Space Needle and a smattering of mass destruction. Still, let's give Chronicle credit for an offbeat angle, and a handful of memorable scenes. --Robert Horton
I loved this! Wish the Directors gave us more insight/ behind-the-scenes, etc.Published 11 days ago by Alison
A unusual little seen film. Excellent sfx and well written. Seemed to get better the second time I saw it.Published 15 days ago by Stephen J. Heeney
I didn't see this at the theater, but caught it on cable. Now that I have installed my home theater, owning the blu-ray copy made sense. Read morePublished 16 days ago by George B.
Interesting movie, dark, and a much better exploration of what would happen if the downtrodden and abused suddenly gained power than I've seen in a while.Published 19 days ago by Rogue_med2016
A fun story. I would have appreciated more background and development of 'how' the object they stumbled upon gave them their powers. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Daniel Fraga
I had never viewed this film until this year. I felt compelled to watch this after all the bad reviews of Josh Trank's 2015 Fantastic Four. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer