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Chronicle (2012)

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Dane DeHaan
Michael B. Jordan
Michael Kelly
Alex Russell

Directed by Josh Trank

Distributed by 20th Century Fox

With great power...comes great irresponsibility

The Chronicles could have been far better if we knew the cast, but the fact that we didn’t made it excellent.

It may sound contradictory but the movie itself is full of the contradictions of life.

In any case or scenario that we have seen Hollywood depict, the guy being bullied or the school clown, always later rise above everything and everyone to become a hero.

The rejected stone becomes the chief corner stone kind of stuff.

Here in Chronicle he (i.e the bullied) rose above everyone to become a psycho. He moved from the protagonist to the antagonist in less than 30mins into the movie.

Well much has to be said for Chronicles and a lot of kudos to the director/writer, who by the way, was making his directorial debut at 26.

Chronicles was Written by Josh Trank (director) and Max Landis who also is in his tewnties.

Chronicles crosses border on the effects of child abuse to a person’s psychology and how power can corrupt even the simple.

I guess the main character Andrew (Dean Dehaan) must not have come across the movie Spiderman, which treats the notion “with great power comes great responsibility.”

Shot from a documentary view, and seen as a found footage (much like Blair Witch Project). The movie has its bad parts too, like the reason Andrew kept a camera on all the time, here are some stupid reasons given by the film and my take on it:

1. Police officer refers to the camcorder next to an unconscious person’s hospital bed and says, “The camera gets to stay on for our investigation.” (Really! when did they start that?)

2. Andrew’s father gets home drunk, and Andrew shouts “am setting up the camera so I can record this”.(why do you want to record your father abusing you?)

3. Andrew goes robbing and keeps the camera running so as to document his rise in the eco-system (I dont get?).

All in all, the writers could have done more and taken this movie to the top.
The movie showed why Professor X is so important the training of young mutant minds.

Chronicle may not be a master piece and if you hate the idea of a found footage, camera shaking and loud irritating noise.

Then Chronicles may not be for you.

Have I forgotten to give you the plot?

Here it is: Three high school students found a hole that led to a remarkable discovery. This discovery had its side effects as they started developing uncanny powers, “Telekinetic”.

They start to learn to control their abilities and start to use them their advantage and also used it to play tricks on people.

Then their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to emerge, leading to the whole movie you about to go watch.


  1. nice.
    so that means throughout d muvie..the camera was shakin or wat?
    so hw can some1 enjoy it naw if the camera was nt even stable in d first place?

  2. Well it was stable in some parts, that is the irony of it, as Andrew uses his telekinetic power to hold the camera up while they do their thing.

    So it can pass

  3. Mr.T Laguda,
    Uncanny powers telekinesis you mean. Hmm... Your comments are quite interesting. I haven't seen the movie yet but from what i,ve seen in the preview i'm hoping it's really a must watch...
    So till i watch it, I sit on the fence...
    from Black Chidori.

  4. Well Mr Black,
    as i said the movie itself, drops on the fence, it depend largely on your taste buds, if tis is wgat you term sweet, then you will love it if will hate it

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