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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
Imagine Friday Night Lights mixed with X-Men, Superman II, Spider-Man, Unbreakable, and Cloverfield made at a fraction of the cost. A remarkable low budget superhero tale filled with "how'd they do that?!" moments. Really impressive, fun, thrilling, worth seeing.

Chronicle Review with SPOILERS (backofthehead.com)

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.84
So, it's easily the best of the "Angsty Young People with Powers who Aren't the X-Men" genre (I Am Number Four, Push, Jumper, etc.)?

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
Easily better than all of those movies you mentioned combined, especially Jumper and I Am Number Four. I sort of liked Push, it just had a shitty screenplay.

Chronicle is the rare beast that builds and builds throughout and then actually overdelivers in its third act.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.91
Good to know. I'd heard NOTHING about this movie, so I figured it was a crap teen aimed crapfest like the movies mentioned.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
The Death and Return of Superman skewered hilariously (and pretty accurately) by Max Landis, writer of Chronicle (and son of director John Landis), along with his celebrity friends, Mandy Moore, Elijah Wood, Simon Pegg, Chris Hardwick, and even Ron Howard.






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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.14
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    The Death and Return of Superman skewered hilariously (and pretty accurately) by Max Landis, writer of Chronicle (and son of director John Landis), along with his celebrity friends, Mandy Moore, Elijah Wood, Simon Pegg, Chris Hardwick, and even Ron Howard.


Hysterical. Here is the Knightfall one.

http://www.comicsalliance.com/​2011/​06/​11/​hilarious-​batman-​knightfall-​synopsis-​video/​


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Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
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Wow, 90% of that video was filmed two blocks from my apartment. Elijah Wood and Mandy Moore were in my McDonald's!



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
Saw this movie Saturday and really liked it. Wished they'd explain the thing in the hole though.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.93
Orq...just when I think you can't get any dumber, you go and do something like recommend Chronicle...


AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!


This was a fun movie. I think the crude "found footage" style actual helped give a lot of the scenes an extra punch. The best parts of the movie focus on the guys doing what normal high school boys would do with newfound powers (blowing up skirts, playing football 20,000 feet in the air).

Also liked how they used one superpower (telekinesis) to give them all the usual superhero power sets (invulnerability, flight, etc.)

My only problem is the ending. The least interesting of the 3 leads is the one left standing. Now if Andrew had survived, I'd be really interested in what they could come up with for a Chronicle 2.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    Orq...just when I think you can't get any dumber, you go and do something like recommend Chronicle...


    AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!


Thanks, I think. I'm still waiting for you to redeem yourself. Ho ho, I kid.

I've seen Chronicle twice and it was just as good the second time. In fact, it's more fun the second time in a way because with the "surprise factor" gone, you can more easily admire the craft the filmmakers put into making it.



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Nah, this is all attributable to his obvious power -- TK. A telekinetic (think Neo) can do superleaping to get out of a situation by pushing against the ground, or possibly fly via constant TK push.
- Twoflower, Heroes 1x3 - "One Giant Leap" (2006)
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