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Chronicle [Blu-ray] [2012]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (321 out of 347)

    Special Features


    • Camera test
    • Deleted scene
    • Pre-Viz

    Synopsis


    Chronicle
    A loner (Dane DeHaan) escapes his abusive home life and discovers a mysterious crater that gives him and two fellow high school students psychokinetic powers in this found-footage-style superhero film from director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis. DeHaan plays Andrew, a angsty teen whose mother is dying and whose father takes out his violent frustrations out on the boy. As a result, Andrew starts filming everything around him, including the dreadful night that he, his cousin Matt (Alex Russell) and the soon-to-be senior class president, Steve (Michael B. Jordan), wake up with superpowers after exploring a condemned piece of land housing an unexplained power source. The three bond over their newfound abilities, with Andrew clearly leading the pack in terms of control and strength. Despite their noble intentions, a darker streak appears in one of them as the other two try to take control over a situation that soon spirals into homicidal madness -- all of which is captured on camera. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Dane DeHaan
      Dane DeHaan - Andrew Detmer
    • Alex Russell
      Alex Russell - Matt Garetty
    • Michael B. Jordan
      Michael B. Jordan - Steve Montgomery
    • Michael Kelly
      Michael Kelly - Richard Detmer
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      Bo Petersen - Karen Detmer



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 347 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I want to like this so much more...

      Posted
      SkinnyLarry
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      This is one of those rare circumstances in which a avid movie watcher such as myself, I watch between 3 to 5 movies a day every day, that I wanted to love this movie very badly but it just always seem to be right on the cusp but just falling short. The script is good not great, the cast is good but not great, the cinematography is good but not going to be great ever, and I think that we can blame the directors in this instance only because he could have pleaded with his producers to up the notch on each of those things that could have made this an easily five star movie across the board. So with the excellent every day low price offered by Best Buy.com you're not gonna go wrong here so take the chance, risk the very few dollars of reasonable price, and sit back decide for yourself and leave your own review!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Almost as Cloverfield cinamotography

      Posted
      will777
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      Cinamotography is just like Cloverfield well not as annoying with the camera shaking, but i did made me reminisce on how it was shot. Story is original from what i seen. If you ever wonder what it would be like to have powers and not like X-MEN type of deal with supper powers that you are born with. So you would act completely shock and awe. There is no twist and turns and it is an idea on how 3 people with very deferent live style would deal with and on how destructive it can be if anger emotions would show its face. Like the DVD covers saids "What are you capable of?". And no, not all have a dark side, but it wouldn't be much of a story if one of them didn't. FYI, If you buy this in the store, this DVD only has 1DVD, unlike what the description saids online, don't know if you actualy get 2DVDs if you do get it on bestbuy website. Don't know if anyone has.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      High school boys get supernatural powers

      Posted
      ritrit
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      Another found footage movie, where the action is filmed by characters in the movie- - for greater realism, I guess. There is lots of talking to the camera. Luckily, the three lead boys are likeable so we care what happens to them. Also, it’s refreshing to see them gifted with super powers but never once does it occur to them to act like super heroes and fight crime. Unfortunately, the movie can’t resist staging an epic superhero-like battle in the last, flailing 20 minutes of the movie, complete with excessive CGI effects, that dismantles all that realism it so worked hard to build up in the first hour or so. At least CHRONICLE tried to be a different take on the standard “kid with super powers” story, so it’s worth a look.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great story, great movie!

      Posted
      Tamminator
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      I originally hoped to catch this movie in theaters, but that did not happen. When I saw it was going to be released on Bluray - I went out the date of release to go buy it. I just had a feeling it was going to be worth the buy.... Definitely was! Loooove this movie! I'm into the whole super power, action scene - So it worked for me. I was worried since it was first person recorded, but it's fine. It's not awful like Blair Witch. All in all - Great movie. If you're debating, go for it. I haven't gotten around to the special features yet, but the movie itself is worth the buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie with some plot holes

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      ChuChuRocket
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      I actually bought this movie on a whim since it was on sale for $5. I did not have too high an expectation for the movie but it looked really interesting while I was browsing the Blu-Ray section. After watching it with my wife, I thought this movie was one of the better filmed first-person movies right now, seriously! I loved how this movie surprised us with plausible plot and great acting...I don't want to talk too much about the plot since I don't want to reveal too much information for potential movie watchers. Anyway, pick up this movie if you love surprises!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An excellent movie

      Posted
      bmwfan
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      I really liked this movie because Dane Dehaan is one of my favourite actors and he did an amazing job with this film. I especially liked the fact that the BluRay contained an alternate version of the film in addition to the theatrical version. This is a great movie for people who like action/adventure films. The whole movie is shot to look like it was filmed on a home video camera, kind of like how Cloverfield was filmed. But the picture quality is excellent and the film is really compelling and fun to watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      From the theater to My Blu Ray/Digital Collection

      Posted
      azavier77
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      Saw it at the theater and was well worth the Popcorn money. I did at first have my doubts with the whole Docu style, but they got the formula executed perfectly! A really (Funny, connected, dark, sad) good story line. Charming and talented actors to draw you in. (Oh did they ever!!!) Then to top it off the effects were life like without any CGI cartoon shine! Now this is about to join my collection!!! Most def worth the Check-Out! Cant wait to see it on my 58".

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Looks like a "real life" super hero movie. Cool.

      Posted
      Live2bGreat
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      So what would three teenagers do if they actually gained super powers? This movie raises so many questions and that's what makes it good. All the mystery behind how they gain their powers and why just leaves you wanting more. The acting is diverse in characterization, the direction has elements of a classic super hero movie and the visual concept for this film only adds to the realism. I like this movie and I hope there's a sequel.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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