Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chronicle on Blu-ray and DVD Today + A REVIEW

What Are You Capable of? 

Featuring an Extended Cut Loaded with Must-See Deleted Scenes,
The Intense Sci-Fi Thriller Flies On To Blu-ray and DVD May 15


Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2012) — Take an extraordinary journey with three teens who uncover a power greater than anything they’ve ever imagined.  Up-and-coming actors Dane DeHaan (“True Blood”), Alex Russell (Almost Kings) and Michael B. Jordan (“Friday Night Lights”) star alongside Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) in the innovative action film CHRONICLE, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 15 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny telekinetic 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 as their darker sides begin to take over.  What starts out as fun and games quickly becomes dangerous and they must face the inevitable question of whether they can handle the responsibility that comes with their remarkable powers. 

Utilizing hand-held filmmaking techniques to create a realistic and exciting viewing experience, the  
CHRONICLE Blu-ray boast a director’s cut of the film and unseen footage that offer a deeper glimpse into the events that took place with the students.  Special features include deleted scene, camera test, pre-viz materials and more.  The film will be available as a Blu-ray combo pack with DVD and digital copy for an average retail price of $39.99 and the DVD is $29.98 respectively.  Prebook is April 4.
  • Deleted Scene – Matt and Casey in the Kitchen
  • Pre-Viz
  • Camera Test
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Chronicle Soundtrack Info
The 411 by Maria:

Where to start! This was AWESOME! We loved Chronicle. It is everything the super hero movies strive to be. In most super hero movies I wish they spent more time on the hero learning his new abilities. That was one of the things I loved about Chronicle. Wait, I digress; let's start at the beginning. Andrew is the kid in school you hope at least has a better life at home. He is constantly beat up at school and walks around behind a camera documenting the world around him. Usually his videos end up with his camera falling as someone punches or hits him. Poor kid has it just as bad at home. His father sucks too. Things appear to be very hard in Andew's home and dad either drinks because life is hard or Dad drinks because he is a tool but either way dad drinks and his poor mother is sick in bed, on oxygen and dying.

One day after dad comes in and beats him, Andrew joins his friend Matt at a party.  After fighting with his friend he is lead to a hole in the ground by another guy Steve. Steve is very popular and wants Andrew to film this hole so that everyone can see it. They head down and are "zapped" by something. We never do find out what it is. Obviously something extraterrestrial.

The next thing you know these guys have super powers of the coolest kind. The best parts of the movie is of them honing in on their powers.  They are having fun and enjoying their new found fame and friendship. Andrew is finally part of a group but then things change for the worse.

This is a great movie where the actors are fantastic in their roles. The dialogue is real and made me feel like I was watching reality TV as we are seeing a lot in the beginning through the eyes of Andew's camera.

If you like Sci Fi, this is a great movie. I can't wait to watch it again.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary screener copy to facilitate this review. No monetary compensation was received.

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1 comment:

  1. Fab review Maria!
    I had reservations about watching this movie, due to the content... I feel like it's been done before.... but after reading your rave review and adding the "can't wait to watch it again" remark, I am going to give it a try.


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