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Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nGcwSDNFcsU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I know many are tired of this gimmick but I think this trailer is really well-done. I like how it takes a serious turn, the setup is interesting and the final few shots are pretty cool.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

I'd watch it. Looks pretty cool...strangely I do like the "found footage" movies but hated the Blair Witch movie and Paranormal Activity. I like the genre though.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

interesting.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

It looks amusing. But I can see it getting boring real fast.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

The screenplay was written by John Landis' son, Max Landis.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

I am indeed tiring of the found-footage gimmick, but this does look interesting.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

That looks really cool.
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There are good found footage movies and reallly bad ones, this trailer looked interesting though. I'm just not sure if I'll want to see this premise feature length. Kind of cool how they show what would really happen if teens had these powers (being dicks to everyone) until one becomes all mopey and evil I guess.
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I'm there.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

Has potential, though the CGI where he is crushing that car just looks horrible. It's like the car is made out of construction paper.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

Hey, isn't that the kid from Friday Night Lights?
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

Two overdone genres mixed together! Maybe they can find a way to cram vampires in there too.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

Looks pretty awful. Plus there are teenagers. Pass.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

I keep thinking this is about sandwiches without the "e" in the thread title.
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Would be better as a short film. The trailer was good enough for me. Kids find a UFO, get powers, abuse powers, bad things happen. No reason to watch another 2 hours.
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

Saw this trailer during Paranormal3. The trailer actually got a full applause afterwords
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...That's weird to applause for a film that has no property following.
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...That's weird to applause for a film that has no property following.
well it was a midnight showing, and it was 2nd to the last trailer
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

That looks awesome!
It looks like only parts of it is found footage. Who's filming when all 3 dudes are in the shot?
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I was hoping they didn't come across something that gave them their abilities, but that it would make a nice companion piece to Unbreakable. Like one of the kids is David's son or something.
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I keep thinking this is about sandwiches without the "e" in the thread title.
God, I know. The typo bugs me too.
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Would be better as a short film. The trailer was good enough for me. Kids find a UFO, get powers, abuse powers, bad things happen. No reason to watch another 2 hours.
King stammers, friend helps, swearing things happen, King makes speech. No reason to watch. ;-)
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Originally Posted by Unclejosh View Post
King stammers, friend helps, swearing things happen, King makes speech. No reason to watch. ;-)
I see the point you're making. I mean yeah...I could describe pretty much every movie in one sentence, but I guess my point was that the trailer was kind of cool in how it was arranged and then with the flashback to give just a glimpse of how they got their powers, it was kind of left open. We saw everything there is to see and just taking a guess...the last part of the movie will just be a bunch of explosions.

It's kind of like that Voltron thing that's floating around. It was a pretty cool 2 minute film, but I really don't know if I would want to watch 2 hours of it. The whole left up to the imagination thing works sometimes.
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Who's filming when all 3 dudes are in the shot?
The cameraman?
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Re: Chronicle (2012) - Found-footage superheros

While it does look interesting, I am getting tired of the whole "found footage" gimmick.

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