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Chronicle

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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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!
Statement of Responsibility: directed by Josh Trank ; screenplay by Max Landis ; produced by John Davis, Adam Schroeder ; a Twentieth Century Fox presentation ; a Davis Entertainment Company production
Title: Chronicle
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2012]
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
Special features include: Pre-viz; Camera test ; Theatrical trailer ; soundtrack information
Credits: Director of photography, Matthew Jensen ; editor, Elliot Greenberg ; music supervisor, Andrea Von Foerster ; story by Max Landis & Josh Trank.
Performers: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw.
Summary: 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!
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking. CHV rating 14A
System Details: DVD ; NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; widescreen (1.85:1)
DVD ; NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; widescreen (1.85:1)
DVD ; NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; widescreen (1.85:1)
DVD ; NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; widescreen (1.85:1)
DVD ; NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; widescreen (1.85:1)
DVD ; NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; widescreen (1.85:1)
DVD
Other Language: English, dubbed Spanish and Dubbed French soundtracks with optional English SDH or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned; optional English descriptive audio soundtrack for the visually impaired
Subject Headings: High school students Drama Friendship Drama Parapsychology Drama
Genre/Form: Science fiction films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Feature films
Feature films-United States
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: High school students
Friendship
Parapsychology
Publisher No: 2276777
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE C
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Feb 28, 2014
  • docjnsuss rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The movie Chronicle is shown through the lens of a video camera of a nerdy high school boy. When the boy and two of his high school classmates make an unusual discovery they are endowed with superhuman powers. As the boys discover more and more about their superhuman powers their lives begin to spin more and more out of control. There are some interesting special effects unfortunately the movie's ending ruins the fun.

Oct 22, 2013
  • karenw32 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie was barely "ok". I didn't really get what was discovered or how "it" got there. For the better part of the movie, it was mostly three high school boys acting all silly and stupid. The only decent part of the movie was the last half of it.

May 23, 2013
  • RichardPaul rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Chronicle ---- (DVD - 2012 - SF - ) 2 Stars and that is pushing it! ---- I'm glad I did'nt pay anything for this! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul(Finished 5-22-13)

Apr 17, 2013
  • Mdolinar16 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A God-awful, disgusting movie. Gross and inappropriate and just a stupid story line and ending! DON'T LET ANYONE WATCH IT UNDER 13! There are extremely mature themes. I am saying this and i am a teenage guy, not a parent.

Apr 08, 2013
  • melek rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This has to be the WORST movie I have ever seen. I wanted to see it as it was "supposedly" set in Seattle, and except for the photo-shopped use of the needle in the movie and on the cover, not so at all. The only reason to actually "watch" it ( you will hit ffwd often) is because one of the characters is really cute, and for once the cute one is the one still alive at the end. Other than that, I'd give this a three thumbs down if I had a third hand. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME on this patheticly bad story and film. I would like to note the filmmakers and "stars" except that I refuse to dig out a magnifying glass to read the details on the dvd case, small as to hide identities of the guilty parties, I assume, but would like to know names so to avoid future abominations from them.

We watched this with our teen son and all of us enjoyed the film.

Jan 31, 2013
  • Anondah rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie was much more entertaining that I ever imagined. Sad ending, but it's pretty convincing. Unique yet realistic.

Jan 17, 2013
  • JackCrabb rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Notable for its effects, but more important as a troubling "chronicle" of the generational life and longevity of abuse and dysfunction. You root for Andrew and want him, with all of the hardships he's faced, to find happiness. But, superpowers or no, he is, as his confreres, at the end what he was at the beginning and would, if he could, kill everyone. Lesson: father, cousin, schoolmate, stranger--be nice to people.

Dec 20, 2012
  • kevfarley rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Much more intresting than I thought it would be. And I felt that the teen characters were realisticly written and well acted.

I wonder how many teens go to bed and dream of having powers to overcome all troubles in their lives.
The recient success of the Marvel franchise and Comicon proves a point.
Every hero has a villian to define him.

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Apr 17, 2013
  • Mdolinar16 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Mdolinar16 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

stembridge thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Apr 08, 2013
  • melek rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I agree with Swagzilla, although I wouldn't be quite that blunt. I'll just stick with pathetic movie where you don't give a crap about any of the characters. Sequel?? When everyone's dead except the one who doesn't want his "powers" (whoa, look at me, I can fly and do mind over matter just like Penn and Teller) is dead? Don't think so, thank God. In a world where we should conserve resources, time and celluloid (or smart-phone storage cells) should not be wasted on a sequel to this thing. Easily the worst movie I have ever seen. Not even campy like Friday 13 (so bad it was at least funny)

I bet htis movie is going to be great whats better thatn teenagers with superpowers!

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