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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.

For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Chronicle can be found here.

The films flying sequences came to life through, not only visual effects wizardry, but through the magic of innovative rigs designed by Simon Hansen, a visual effects supervisor. Hansen designed a circular rig that would simulate the freedom of skydiving and allow for all sorts of interactive lighting and elaborate flying moves, like corkscrews and somersaults. The actors underwent extensive training to prepare them for the rig.

It is unclear what they find in the ground, though the government is shown moving in to cover it up. It may be alien technology. It also perhaps could be government technology. Since the boys don't know, we don't know for sure. It helps us relate to the characters because we feel some of the mystery and have the same questions they do. In a video of Max Landis at Comikaze 2013, he explains what was in the hole, which would have been explained in the sequel had Fox gone with his draft.

'Ready to Roll' by Philadelphia Grand Jury. The complete list of songs can be found here with their corresponding scene descriptions.

The Director's Cut is 5 min. 36 sec. longer than the Theatrical Version. Most additions were minor, only a few seconds longer. The overall plot remains unchanged. Major additions include Steve opening up more to Andrew about his home life, a longer scene at the diner, and a quick topless shot of Casey. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.

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