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Chronicle (With Bonus Digital Copy)

Featuring: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell & Michael B. Jordan

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Well made - found footage genre film

| | See all youngie33's reviews (41)

Enjoyed this film very much. Am an avid sci-fi / horror guru and I have mixed feelings about the latest trend of FOUND FOOTAGE movies. Some are not good at all, others are better. This is definately in the latter. Well made, very well filmed. Considering the low budget the effects were very well executed. The main three characters were maybe a little shallow, but was entertained for the duration of the movie.

  Refreshing.

| | See all RyfyGuy's reviews (3)

This is not just simply your standard superhero film. If three teenagers were to suddenly gain superpowers they would undoubtedly cause chaos and one of them would definitely go mental with power. Those hormones get to your head don'tcha know?
I would recommend this film to anyone looking for something different from the usual high end blockbuster rubbish.

  Director Josh Trank Could be One to Look Out For

| | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)

Shot using 'Blair Witch' style found footage Chronicle documents what happens when three friends find themselves endowed with telekinetic abilities. Being teenagers however they don't all handle their new power so well and cracks soon began to appear in their friendship.

Aside from the problem that all found footage movies have, namely the question of why someone would still be filming at certain points, Chronicle makes for a great watch from start to finish. In fact, thanks to its largely believable cast and script as well as some very good visual effects, it is arguably better than any of the movies that inspired it.

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  Director Josh Trank Could be One to Look Out For

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Shot using 'Blair Witch' style found footage Chronicle documents what happens when three friends find themselves endowed with telekinetic abilities. Being teenagers however they don't all handle their new power so well and cracks soon began to appear in their friendship.

Aside from the problem that all found footage movies have, namely the question of why someone would still be filming at certain points, Chronicle makes for a great watch from start to finish. In fact, thanks to its largely believable cast and script as well as some very good visual effects, it is arguably better than any of the movies that inspired it.

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  Brings the concept of power in the modern world into focus

| | See all Tomp1210's reviews (10)

Was a great movie, some of the acting is disjointed, and elements of the story are an annoyance, such as the biatch of a high school girl who only exists to provide another camera angle. But the over-the-top acting is only there to provide a more realistic look at a strained insanity - aka more Anakin than Akira.

Given that there isn't really any music, because of the genre, the movie is among the top of the class in recent Indie movie atmosphere, second in my opinion to 'Monsters'.

Give it a go, but chances are if you think you will/ won't like it, then your probably right.

  Interesting Take on the Genre (be wary of "Digital Copy"

| | See all sproggit's reviews (4)

Without giving too much away, this story explores the concept of the "unexpected superhero", but uses as protagonists three high school kids who are not mature enough or responsible enough to cope with what happens to them. It's a metaphor for the line in "Spiderman"... "With Great Power comes Great Responsibility.

Mutch of it is shot in a Blair-Witch-esque camcorder style which can be more annoying than atmospheric. The leads and story threads are perfectly competent without being stand-out, but perhaps the strongest thing in the movie's favour is the way that it resists the temptation to over-play it's hand. There is something entirely believable about the trials and tribulations of these kids, from the initial childish pranks to the progressively darker second half of the movie.

A fresh approach, competently executed and a good evening's entertainment.

Just one word of caution about the so-called "Digital Copy" offered with this particular format. I run iTunes on Mac OS/X and have the latest iTunes version (10.6.3) Despite my being able to download the digital copy from the web site, I cannot run it via my Mac by virtue of the fact that I'm told that I need a different version of QuickTime to work with this content. AFAIK I'm on the latest copy. I suspect this may be related to the non-standard way of downloading the content, it does not seem to come wholly from iTunes.

  I AM AN APEX PREDATOR!

| | See all pip139's reviews (3)

This film was a very entertaining watch that leaves you wanting even more at the end of it. At first I was disappointed that is a 'found footage' type of movie filmed through camcorder but within just a few short minutes I was really into it.

The story line is brilliant, connecting a good amount of sci-fi, comic book drama with likable and engaging characters. Chronicle is an excellently paced film, fantastically building up to the climatic finish that will put you on the edge of your seat and well worth a watch.

  Unique

| | See all peteapple's reviews (16)

This film exceeded all expectations, it has a very unique storyline and is probably the best camcorder style film out there, would highly recommend you will Not be dissapointed.

  Disappointed

| | See all buffybuff's reviews (1)

Bought this dvd with great expectations. I had not read any reviews before hand so went in with a fresh perspective. However, this movie is soley filmed using a video camcorder and this is one of the reasons i was disappointed. I understand the vision behind doing it this way and at times it adds to the intrigue as you cannot see whats going on at all angles. Yet i expected more. The movie also seemed rushed somehow. Jumping a lot from one moment in time to another which doesnt allow for you as a viewer to connect with the main characters. That said I felt the begining of the film was slow but the final 45 mins was worth the wait as the special effects were fantastic.

  Sorry but.......

| | See all Paddster's reviews (161)

I was disappointed with this film,i was really looking forward to seeing this but hadn't realised it was camcorder style ? Don't get me wrong,i absolutely love Cloverfield which is in the same directional mode but this isn't that good ? I started getting bored whilst watching it and that's not good thing in my book.......