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Chronicle (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  3 February 2012 (USA)
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Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

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A follow-up to the 2012 sci-fi thriller, "Chronicle".

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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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,004,098 (USA) (3 February 2012)

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$64,572,496 (USA) (1 June 2012)
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The director made Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, and Alex Russell live in a house together for 15 days in order to create a genuine bond between the three. See more »

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Fifth Avenue, which travels southbound from the Space Needle, has the monorail above it, at the time, Seattle's only elevated train, which is not shown as Matt and his girlfriend are inside the car being manipulated by Andrew. See more »

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[first lines]
Andrew Detmer: [as Richard tries to enter his room] What do you want?
Richard Detmer: Why is this door locked, Andrew?
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After all the credits have ended, even after the traditional copyright disclaimer, is the credit: "Waitress ... Vanessa Lee". See more »

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Written by Eric Frederic
Performed by Wallpaper
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You Are not a Bad Person?
29 June 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The shy, lonely and outcast teenager Andrew Detmer (Dane DeHaan)is bullied and has no friends at high-school and lives with his abusive and alcoholic father Richard Detmer (Michael Kelly) and his terminal mother Karen (Bo Petersen). Matt buys a camera to film his everyday.

His cousin Matt Garetty (Alex Russell) drives him to school and invites Andrew to go to a party at night. They meet their schoolmate Steve Montgomery (Michael B. Jordan) in the party and they overhear a noise and find a hole in a field. They decide to explore the underground and they acquire powers. Soon the trio learns how to control their 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.

"Chronicle" is a movie with potential that could have been a great movie, but It is not. The story is a sort of "Carrie" with more characters, with three teenagers acquiring telekinetic abilities and one of them abused and timid that is pushed to the limit; awful camera in the style of "The Blair Witch Project" and awesome special effects. The three friends are terribly developed – a loser, a pretentious intellectual and a popular guy – but the worst is the ridiculous conclusion. Matt goes to the Tibet and tells to the camera that Andrew is not a bad person. They guy has killed his best friend, several innocent people on the streets and destroyed properties but he is Mr. Nice Guy since he had problems with his father. It is really a great message for the crazies that sometimes commit mass murders. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Poder Sem Limites" ("Power without Limits")


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