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23rd Mar '17 11:22:38 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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** In the climax, [[spoiler: Andrew may now be completely unhinged and is about to drop his father to his death from the hospital bulding, but he still manages to throw this trope back at him by essentially saying that it was his constant abuse that indirectly led to many of the movie's events, and had ultimately drove him off the deep end]].
17th Mar '17 12:38:51 PM hubakon1368
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** A few scenes later, Andrew is filming at the party and the camera is on a hot girl dancing. The girl's boyfriend comes over and gets angry that Andrew seems to be filming his girlfriend. Andrew tries to reply that he wasn't filming her.
17th Mar '17 12:35:38 PM hubakon1368
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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Near the beginning of the film, Andrew has his camera out while eating lunch and it is pointed at the cheerleaders while they are practicing. One of the cheerleaders comes to Andrew and tells him not to videotape them because it is creepy. Andrew's reaction is all but saying this trope.
4th Mar '17 12:08:33 PM nombretomado
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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 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: 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 MarvelComics 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.
7th Jan '17 7:20:54 AM NightShade96
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* CaliforniaDoubling: [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Cape Town]] for UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}.



* MissingTrailerScene: A couple of scenes that appear in the trailers did not show up in the theatrical version, though they are restored in the extended cut.



* NotUsingTheZWord: The kids never compare themselves to, say, [[{{Spiderman}} Peter Parker]] or the ComicBook/FantasticFour, and no one uses the words "superpower" or "superhero", as if comic books simply don't exist in this universe. [[FridgeBrilliance Considering]] the boys have to look up "telekinesis" in the dictionary before they can put a name on "the thing we can do where we move stuff with our minds", this could be the case.

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* NotUsingTheZWord: The kids never compare themselves to, say, [[{{Spiderman}} [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] or the ComicBook/FantasticFour, and no one uses the words "superpower" or "superhero", as if comic books simply don't exist in this universe. [[FridgeBrilliance Considering]] the boys have to look up "telekinesis" in the dictionary before they can put a name on "the thing we can do where we move stuff with our minds", this could be the case.
6th Dec '16 12:56:37 AM Pysiewicz
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%% * ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler:Matt.]]
%% * AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Andrew.]]

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%% * ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler:Matt.[[spoiler:Matt. Even his special variation of the power all the three boys share is all about surviving sudden attacks.]]
%% * AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Andrew.]][[spoiler:Andrew. You can only feel sorry for all the bad things happening to him and his eventual snap]]



%% * ComingOfAgeStory: With superpowers!

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%% * ComingOfAgeStory: With Three teenagers. Their daily life. Their daily struggles. And superpowers!



%% * KickTheMoralityPet: [[spoiler:Andrew realizes this when he gets Steve killed.]]

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%% * KickTheMoralityPet: [[spoiler:Andrew realizes this when he gets Steve killed.killed during an angry lashout. [[SubvertedTrope He never recovers from the downward spiral this event started]].]]



%% * MaddenIntoMisanthropy: [[spoiler: Andrew,]] and not in the funny ComedicSociopathy kind of way.

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%% * MaddenIntoMisanthropy: [[spoiler: Andrew,]] and not in the funny ComedicSociopathy kind of way.way. By the end of the film he doesn't mind killing people left and right just because he ''can''.



%% * SacrificialLion: Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Steve.]]

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%% * SacrificialLion: Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Steve.[[spoiler:Steve, who gets killed while trying to calm Andrew down. His death is the final nail for Andrew descending into open misantropy and his eventual rampage.]]



%% * SexAsRiteOfPassage: It's discussed by the boys [[spoiler: and ultimately subverted.]]

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%% * SexAsRiteOfPassage: It's discussed by the boys [[spoiler: and ultimately subverted.subverted, when their entire ploy to get Andrew laid ends up as a complete disaster.]]



%% * TheSocialDarwinist: [[spoiler:Andrew and his "Apex Predator" speech.]]
%% * SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Of the three boys, Matt.]]

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%% * TheSocialDarwinist: [[spoiler:Andrew and his develops this mindset after Steve dies. His "Apex Predator" speech.speech makes it clear how much he succumbed into considering himself above everything and everyone.]]
%% * SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Of the three boys, Matt.Matt is the only one alive by the end of the film.]]



* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: Andrew can't be stopped by almost anything in the end, with police being reduced to mere spectators of his rampage and Matt barely keeping up with defending himself from all the incoming blows]].
* VillainHasAPoint: Richard, while being abusive drunk and a joke of a father, still makes a point about Andrew having a costly camera in his room while his mother is dying without proper medication. [[spoiler: The cash Andrew stole during his short spree as a robber wasn't even half of the sum the camera was worth]].



%% * UnstoppableRage
16th Nov '16 1:43:00 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: {{Discussed}}. Steve hears that Matt has gone a long time without sex and Andrew is a virgin. His response? "Then how are you guys so cool?"
10th Oct '16 1:00:27 AM BeastC
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** [[http://i.imgur.com/aYQx7.jpg This little detail in the first scene]].
16th Sep '16 10:06:09 AM FF32
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* NobodyCouldSurviveThat: Deconstructed. The boys' telekinetic barriers don't make them invincible, and failure to put them up fast enough gets all three in trouble at various points of the movie. [[spoiler:The final fight between Matt and Andrew, in particular, sees them getting thrown through buildings. While it's far more punishment than a normal human being can take, they both end up bruised, beaten and bloody by the end. Also, Andrew dies when Matt impales him with a spear because Andrew was so [[UnstoppableRage angry]] that he didn't see the spear coming.]]

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* NobodyCouldSurviveThat: NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Deconstructed. The boys' telekinetic barriers don't make them invincible, and failure to put them up fast enough gets all three in trouble at various points of the movie. [[spoiler:The final fight between Matt and Andrew, in particular, sees them getting thrown through buildings. While it's far more punishment than a normal human being can take, they both end up bruised, beaten and bloody by the end. Also, Andrew dies when Matt impales him with a spear because Andrew was so [[UnstoppableRage angry]] that he didn't see the spear coming.]]
16th Sep '16 10:04:29 AM FF32
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* Fingore: Matt gets a bit of one finger blown off when the police fire on him and Andrew.

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* Fingore: {{Fingore}}: Matt gets a bit of one finger blown off when the police fire on him and Andrew.
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