#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The shy, lonely and outcast teenager Andrew Detmer is bullied and has no friends at high-school and lives with his abusive and alcoholic father Richard Detmer and his terminally ill mother Karen. Andrew buys a camera to film his everyday life. His cousin Matt Garetty drives him to school and invites Andrew to go to a party at night. telekinetic abilities and Andrew becomes the most powerful. But he easily loses his temper and becomes dangerous while Matt tries to control him. When his mother needs a medicine and Andrew does not have enough money to buy it, his darker side overcomes and he becomes a menace.
Plot: Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.
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Great watch, will watch again, and can recommend.
I am partial to found footage style of shooting, so I understand if that’s not for you.
Dane DeHaan does a lot of the heavy lifting in this movie, but Michael B. Jordan is right behind him, alongside Alex Russell. It is almost literally just these 3 guys filming each other as they gain, experiment, and grow their supernatural abilities. There are some supporting cast, but they’re more there as plot devices, and another camera angle. Found footage is not easy to do, which is why everyone complains about it.
This is a very natural feeling movie with some dark aspects too it. I really think you can feel when the mood changes in this movie. It also brings up some great points on the “reality” of if people gained super powers.
While most people would claim to be Captain America, the reality is that people tend to do whatever they can get away with, so creating a checks and balances with one’s co-supernaturals makes sense, but the reality is enforcing that turns it into super “hero” versus super “villain”.
Surprisingly, this movie reminds a little bit of “Hancock”, but probably not quite as good, mostly just different.
If you like dark, edgy super power stuff or found footage, give it a go.
Awkward loner Andrew (Dane DeHaan, soon to appear as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2) is invited by his more affable cousin Matt (Alex Russell, Bait, Carrie) to go to a party, to help cheer him up. Andrew has problems at home; his mother is dying of cancer, the cost of her medication has become prohibitive, and his dad is an abusive drunk. Andrew brings with him the bulky old video camera he’s been using of late to document… I dunno, the misery of his life I suppose. Anyway, once at the party Matt, mildly embarrassed by his cousin following him around with a camera, peels off away from Andrew to hang with some of the cooler kids, including the impossibly popular but genuinely decent Steve (Michael B. Jordan, The Wire, Friday Night Lights). The camera causes further problems for Andrew and he’s unceremoniously ejected from the party. He’s found outside by the aforementioned Steve, and invited to come with him and Matt to check out a weird hole in the ground in the woods nearby (elements of the party had spilled outside into the darkness, as these things do from time to time). Andrew, Matt and Steve venture down this hole, which turns out to be more of a tunnel, leading to… what is that? A space rock of some sort? Something mineral, and glowing, and a bit scary. Upon exiting the hole, the trio find that they possess mild levels of telekinesis, the ability to move objects with their minds. They also find that with practice, they can strengthen that ability. They soon graduate from levitating Lego bricks to flying through the air. Andrew proves to be particularly adept with this new “talent”, and that proves to be problematic, because where Matt and Steve are content to limit their telekinetic use to mild pranks and perhaps flying somewhere interesting on holiday, Andrew’s home life, general isolation and subsequent mood swings as a result of each cause him to want to embrace his power – and for him, it’s grown into a potentially deadly power, now – in altogether different ways indeed.
With Chronicle, writer Max Landis (son of John “An American Werewolf in London” Landis) and director Josh Trank have taken some fairly tired areas (cinéma vérité, superhero origin tales) and made something decent and fresh with them, for comparatively little money (budget was $12m apparently, looks like five times that). It’s not a perfect film – the first-person narrative’s need to justify its camera angles leads to one or two bum notes despite the fairly ingenious device of having Andrew telekinetically “float” the camera around behind him; some of Andrew’s worst rages during the second act – including one with devastating consequences – seem badly disproportionate to the infraction, disconnecting us from the character (though perhaps that’s the idea); and the abusive father (Michael Kelly, Dawn of the Dead, Did You Hear About the Morgans?) seems unrealistically so. But these are things I thought about after having seen the movie. The movie’s tone and pace, and the performances of the three newly-empowered young men particularly, carry the movie very well right to the brisk 78th minute end (minus the credits).
Sometimes a Gimmick is All you Need
Like many of you, I gleamed at the trailer and poster with a heavy amount of skepticism. “Yet another superhero-esque film” I thought, this time brought to the screen with the increasingly hawkeyed hand-held style. Is this really necessary? Well no, its not, but its a lot of fun.
The plot you can decipher from the trailer; three teenagers, Andrew, Steve and Matt find a hole in the ground and uncover something that gives them the power to move things with their minds. Then they act as any normal teenager would if suddenly given superpowers, they goof off. Things however get murky when Andrew (Dane DeHaan) begins lashing out as his broken family life becomes too much for him to bare. Actors Michael B. Jordan and Alex Russell complete the triptych as the local high school’s popular kid and Andrew’s too-cool-for-school cousin.
Capturing teenage angst on film has always seemed like a real struggle for Hollywood. Common knowledge dictates that if you faced the camera towards a group of well groomed twenty-somethings and relegated them to a particular clique it’ll all work out. Yet “Chronicle’s” script expands on that world without making it “the film”. Steve is popular because he is genuinely a sociable guy not because he’s some feckless ladder climber. On the flip-side of the coin, Andrew is withdrawn and anti-social because his mother is ill and his father is an alcoholic with a rage problem. These are very real issues that are glossed over or ignored in average teen movies.
But this isn’t just a coming-of-age tale, its also a showcase for emerging talents, director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis. While some of the camera tricks and dialogue may seem contrived at times there’s no denying their boundless creativity. Trank breathes new life into the ‘Blair Witch’ gimmick taking “footage” from a wide array of hand-held gadgetry to create a pretty convincing collage, or dare I say chronicle.
As the three climb into the hole to investigate one of them makes a reference to Plato’s allegory of the cave. Perhaps a quote from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ would have been more apt. Like Alice all three are young, surprisingly accepting of the situation and about to enter a world where the natural laws of physics need not apply.
Breathtaking & Awesome
Wow..just.. this movie left me speechless. It was amazing And to think me and my friends were going to see The Grey. I’m so glad the cinema was full and we watched this instead. I can honestly say I haven’t been this entertained and adrenaline rushed since I watched Kick-ass all the way in 2010. This movie is a epic, but not a Lord of the Rings epic, a different kind of epicness. Although this movie is not original in the slightest it is a breath of fresh air, and P.O.V hand-held camera is very well done.
For a movie that has no known actors, I got to say some of the performances are great. Especially by Dane DeHaan. Don’t ask why I know but i’m certain he will have a great career ahead of him. Also Michael Kelly as the abusive dad was great. Alex Russel was good too and Michael B. Jorden played role really well as well. But more importantly director Josh Trank debut, which is a great achievement! Bravo Trunk! Bravo. I’ll keeping an eye out for his upcoming movies.
Of course there are some bad points. The lack of explanation on how they got their powers. And the bad CGI most notably.
This movie is extremely recommended!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min), 1 hr 24 min (84 min) (USA), 1 hr 29 min (89 min) (director’s cut) (USA)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Josh Trank
Writer Max Landis (screenplay), Max Landis (story), Josh Trank (story)
Actors Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly
Awards 2 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox, Dune, Davis Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), FotoKem Digital Film Services, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,303 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema