History Film / Chronicle

25th Mar '18 6:43:27 PM NightShade96
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''Chronicle'' is a 2012 {{found footage|Films}} super-power action film directed by Josh Trank and written by Creator/MaxLandis focusing on three teenage boys who discover a mysterious object in a cave on the outskirts of town. They soon discover that exposure to the object has granted each of them [[MindOverMatter telekinetic abilities]]. As they practice with their abilities, they get stronger with them, and learn to [[FlyingBrick fly and protect themselves from harm]]. They don't exactly become heroic pillars of justice and instead use their powers for random pranks and goofing around, as teen boys do.

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''Chronicle'' is a 2012 {{found footage|Films}} super-power action film directed by Josh Trank Creator/JoshTrank and written by Creator/MaxLandis focusing on three teenage boys who discover a mysterious object in a cave on the outskirts of town. They soon discover that exposure to the object has granted each of them [[MindOverMatter telekinetic abilities]]. As they practice with their abilities, they get stronger with them, and learn to [[FlyingBrick fly and protect themselves from harm]]. They don't exactly become heroic pillars of justice and instead use their powers for random pranks and goofing around, as teen boys do.
19th Mar '18 5:39:15 PM nombretomado
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** Steve reads aloud the definition of 'telekinesis', much like {{Carrie}} does.

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** Steve reads aloud the definition of 'telekinesis', much like {{Carrie}} Film/{{Carrie|1976}} does.



* SuperHero: An arguable example, to say the least. The question of whether ''Chronicle'' is a superhero movie or not is approaching InternetBackdraft levels. Despite the [[NotUsingTheZWord word "superhero" or "superpowers" never being mentioned]], the way the boys gain their power is heavily reminiscent of Creator/MarvelComics classics (particularly Franchise/SpiderMan and the ComicBook/FantasticFour), and the further dynamic of the film, particularly the third act, cements this impression. On the other hand, writer Max Landis has appeared a bit disconcerted by the label being applied, stating that, by the standards applied to ''Chronicle'', ''{{Carrie}}'' and ''Film/{{Firestarter}}'' would be considered superhero movies if they came out today.

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* SuperHero: An arguable example, to say the least. The question of whether ''Chronicle'' is a superhero movie or not is approaching InternetBackdraft levels. Despite the [[NotUsingTheZWord word "superhero" or "superpowers" never being mentioned]], the way the boys gain their power is heavily reminiscent of Creator/MarvelComics classics (particularly Franchise/SpiderMan and the ComicBook/FantasticFour), and the further dynamic of the film, particularly the third act, cements this impression. On the other hand, writer Max Landis has appeared a bit disconcerted by the label being applied, stating that, by the standards applied to ''Chronicle'', ''{{Carrie}}'' ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'' and ''Film/{{Firestarter}}'' would be considered superhero movies if they came out today.
26th Dec '17 5:16:01 PM Shaorai217
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* GutPunch: [[spoiler: Steve's death is the point from which the film takes a direct turn into tragedy.]]
11th Nov '17 6:32:21 PM stuffedninja
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* RepeatCut: [[spoiler:Matt killing Andrew]] is shown from two different camera angles back-to-back.
6th Sep '17 7:09:03 PM Doug86
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** The strange object that gave them powers looks straight out of the planet [[{{Superman}} Krypton.]]

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** The strange object that gave them powers looks straight out of the planet [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Krypton.]]
27th Aug '17 3:46:12 PM JackDavid
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* SuperHero: The question of whether ''Chronicle'' is a superhero movie or not is approaching InternetBackdraft levels. Despite the [[NotUsingTheZWord word "superhero" or "superpowers" never being mentioned]], the way the boys gain their power is heavily reminiscent of Creator/MarvelComics classics (particularly Franchise/SpiderMan and the ComicBook/FantasticFour), and the further dynamic of the film, particularly the third act, cements this impression. On the other hand, writer Max Landis has appeared a bit disconcerted by the label being applied, stating that, by the standards applied to ''Chronicle'', ''{{Carrie}}'' and ''Film/{{Firestarter}}'' would be considered superhero movies if they came out today.

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* SuperHero: An arguable example, to say the least. The question of whether ''Chronicle'' is a superhero movie or not is approaching InternetBackdraft levels. Despite the [[NotUsingTheZWord word "superhero" or "superpowers" never being mentioned]], the way the boys gain their power is heavily reminiscent of Creator/MarvelComics classics (particularly Franchise/SpiderMan and the ComicBook/FantasticFour), and the further dynamic of the film, particularly the third act, cements this impression. On the other hand, writer Max Landis has appeared a bit disconcerted by the label being applied, stating that, by the standards applied to ''Chronicle'', ''{{Carrie}}'' and ''Film/{{Firestarter}}'' would be considered superhero movies if they came out today.
18th May '17 10:01:55 AM valhallaerikson
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** From the POV of an innocent bystander a fight between two super powered beings the battle between Matt and Andrew isn't glorious. It's outright terrifying.

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** From the POV of an innocent bystander a fight between two super powered beings the battle between Matt and Andrew isn't glorious. It's outright terrifying.terrifying as the civilians spend the majority of the battle running for their lives while Andrew came dangerously close in leveling an entire city.
18th May '17 9:59:56 AM valhallaerikson
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** From the POV of an innocent bystander a fight between two super powered beings the battle between Matt and Andrew isn't glorious. It's outright terrifying.
6th May '17 12:45:21 PM tvtroper7991
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Matt kills Andrew before he can cause any more damage, but several people have been killed, including Steve, and we are left with the lingering sense that Andrew's downfall could have been prevented.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Matt kills Andrew before he can cause any more damage, but several people have been killed, including Steve, and we are left with the lingering sense that Andrew's downfall could have been prevented.]] Also Matt is now alone, injured and implied to be on the run from the government.
9th Apr '17 5:32:08 PM stuffedninja
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* {{Tagline}}: [[http://www.missmalini.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/chronicle1.jpg "Not all heroes are super."]], [[http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2011/09/Chronicle-2012-Movie-Poster4.jpg "Boys will be boys."]], [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bpM6qMSGPRU/TqDRW7sEOBI/AAAAAAAA-kY/YBXHfN_pfUA/s1600/iaza19293998622200.jpg "What are you capable of?"]], and of course the page image [[http://mimg.ugo.com/201201/3/8/7/216783/cuts/chronicle1_480_poster.jpg "It's all fun and games until everybody gets hurt."]]

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* {{Tagline}}: [[http://www.missmalini.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/chronicle1.jpg "Not all heroes are super."]], [[http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2011/09/Chronicle-2012-Movie-Poster4.jpg "Boys will be boys."]], [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bpM6qMSGPRU/TqDRW7sEOBI/AAAAAAAA-kY/YBXHfN_pfUA/s1600/iaza19293998622200.jpg "What are you capable of?"]], and of course the page image [[http://mimg.ugo.com/201201/3/8/7/216783/cuts/chronicle1_480_poster.jpg "It's all fun and games until everybody gets hurt."]], [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bpM6qMSGPRU/TqDRW7sEOBI/AAAAAAAA-kY/YBXHfN_pfUA/s1600/iaza19293998622200.jpg "What are you capable of?"]], and of course the page image [[http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2011/09/Chronicle-2012-Movie-Poster4.jpg "Boys will be boys."]]
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