Writer Max Landis Talks CHRONICLE 2 Featuring the World’s First Super-Villain; Comments on Possibility of Josh Trank Directing the Sequel

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With the guaranteed blockbuster superhero movie The Avengers opening in less than a week, let’s turn our attention briefly to an unexpected heroic hit: Chronicle.  Screenwriter Max Landis gave an extensive interview recently at the Middle East Film and Comic Con 2012 in Dubais in which he discussed the sequel to his found-footage superhero film, Chronicle 2.  Whereas the first film gave us the origin story of the world’s first super-heroes, the follow up will apparently focus on the world’s first super-villain.  Landis had a lot to say on the script, which he is currently writing and also commented on the possibility of director Josh Trank returning for the sequel.  Hit the jump to see some of Landis’ choice quotes as well as the full video interview.

Via tBreak we have chronicle-2-sequel-max-landissome pretty juicy information regarding Chronicle 2, not the least of which is the centerpiece of the plot.   This time around, a super-powered entity will presumably wreak havoc on the world; but who will be around to stop him? Landis mentions that star of the original film, Alex Russell, will return as Matt Garetty:

“I loved Matt, and I felt really bad for him because I understood just how emotionally lazy he is and how he doesn’t really do what he’s doing. And that’s why I’m putting him through hell in (Chronicle) 2.”

The sequel takes place after the events of the first film, but includes a mention of it within the narrative (small spoiler alert):

Small spoiler -  the movie you saw (Chronicle) in the sequel, is a thing. That edited footage … is a thing. So it’s not like ‘we found this footage after this kids died’. You can’t deny cars being thrown in the air in Seattle. You saw all those helicopters. The world changed. That’s the end of ‘Chronicle’. And things are going to be different now. They can’t possibly cover up what happened.”

Unfortunately, it’s looking like Trank will not be returning to the sequel, at least not in a directorial capacity:

Probably not. Josh is all over the place with other projects. I’m also all over the place with other projects, but ‘Chronicle’ is really my baby. Josh will probably be involved in some respect but right now I just want to get the script done.

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering Trank is attached to the Fantastic Four reboot, an adaptation of The Red Star and possibly even a Venom spin-off.  Check out the interview in its entirety below and pay special attention to the strange robot movement Landis makes around the 6:30 mark, which he says we’ll “get later.”

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  • BATFINK

    Liked the film a lot! Only saw it 2 days ago. BUT, a few things bugged me.

    1, all those new found powers and not one of them referenced either superheroes or the Force etc.. they must live in a world where there are movies to refer to. Even talk about costumes, keeping identities secret etc..

    2, the camera thing, i don’t think they needed to film everything, seemed very coincidental that teenager “decides” to start filming his life just days before gaining powers. they coulda still filmed the movie in that way without saying hey, lets film this ourselves.

    still, enjoyed it, watched it directly after seeing Avengers, and it was good to see a toned down budget film after the awesome Avengers. (loved that! but again, i got few nit picks with it) still a good night of movies was had!

    • oaktreeradar

      I did exactly the same thing. Saw it right after the Avengers and thought it was great but I could have done without the cameras at some point. The approach was innovative but I would’ve rather they pulled a hunt for red october after half an hour. I mean it was cool how the tetsuo’ish guy’s cinematography skills improved at the same pace as his powers but it was sort of a bit distracting.

    • CancerMan

      There’s really no point in mentioning the force, Andrew seemed more like Tetsuo from akira with his Emotions/Powers.

      And the creator of Akira already said he took some inspiration from the force when creating his masterpiece.

      And if you think about it, they did kinda give tribute to the force/Starwars when andrew or whoever was holding the light saber during the scene at the shop where they were messing around with people….

    • Telekinetic01

      Lets be honest, “the camera thing” was awsome because almost every hero gone mad with power has weird habits like that. This movie was every thing i dream about!!!!. Wanna part two but it might not happen. (fingers crossed).

    • Anonymous

      screw superheroes and gay costumes im glad they just wore jeans and a T-shirt and not inside out underwear and tights that would be gay.

    • Devin!

      They do reference the Force. At one point after they get super powers they’re playing with legos and Matt turns on music from Star wars while he is putting pieces together with his power and also when they all start messing with people in the toy store Andrew is pointing a lightsaber at the shopping cart that he pulls away from the woman

  • waste of money

    this movie sucked balls!

    • fuckyouwasteofoney

      FUCK YOU YOU PIECE OF FUCKIN SHIT THIS MOVIE WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Andrew

      you retard this is the best movie in the world now tell your mom ill be home later and yes my name is andrew

  • ozzie

    this was a very good movie with a great anti-hero (not villain) … how are they going to do a sequel?? they killed the main (and only interesting) character played by Dane DeHaan.

  • Jon

    Really enjoyed Chronicle. I would be down for more. Holy shit though every picture and video I see of Max Landis he just seems like one of the most obnoxious people on the planet. Look at that picture above and tell me you don’t want to punch him. Good thing he is a writer and not an actor!

  • slicer

    this guy is an arrogant shite!

  • saegfwe
  • Jason

    I don’t want to punch Max Landis. I want to be Max Landis.

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  • Andrew

    Yes my real name is Andrew and this movie was def a rental. I didn’t like how it ended. Plus they never really explained what that “thing” was in the ground. Eh 3.5 out of 5.

    • Andrew

      Oh and btw the Andrew guy really needed a nickname, I got sick of hearing my name after the first 15min in the movie. Couldn’t they at least say Andy or Drew? SMH

      • Graxic

        …They did call him Drew at some points.

      • Lmao

        Seriously? I am glad you realized Landis decided to use -your name- to spite -you- and repeatedly say it throughout the movie -just- to bother -you-. Unfortunately, that name is -not- just yours. It is the first name of many. Sorry, but “coincidence” is bound to happen (And by that I mean, no matter what realistic name you use, someone in the world will have it). He did not choose “Andrew” because he -knew- -you- had an obnoxious “the world is out to get me” attitude. It just happened. Get over yourself. Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew (Are you devising yet another conspiracy theory?)

    • Graxic

      Did you watch the whole movie?
      I don’t think you did. At the end, Matt vows to find out what the thing was, and what happened to them down there.

  • Shelly Obama

    Great flick, but I agree with the previous poster – they should have had a super hero reference or two. “Hey guys, we can fly like Superman!”

    They had the opportunity to change the world and they nearly destroyed it. Hopefully that will change with the sequel.

  • Rob

    I saw this movie when it came out and saw avengers in IMAX 3d. I thought both were awesome, but this movie was more human to me which is why I kind of liked it more. And for the reference topic, I think it is irrevalent, enough movies have done that.

  • Gabriel

    This movie is a dream come true, in the sense that I’ve always dreamt of seeing such a great idea turn into such a phenomenal movie like this. Very disappointing that Andrew died though.. If Landis has any idea what he’s doing, he’ll make a sequel eventually. I have high hopes for it. This movie was so “unorthodoxically” written well that I’m confident he won’t screw it up.

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  • jimmy

    I really hate what he did to Andrew. Andrew should have killed his weak cousin. I would have loved to see Andrew grow with his powers.

    • Mister Dixson

      You realize Andrew was a total psychopath who wanted to wipe out an entire city because he was pissed at his dad, right? And that he probably wouldn’t have “grown” any further, just slaughtered half of humanity?

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt’s future, as he doesn’t know what he’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then there’s the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan\’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don\’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don\’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt\’s future, as he doesn\’t know what he\’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then there\’s the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan\\\’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don\\\’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don\\\’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt\\\’s future, as he doesn\\\’t know what he\\\’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then there\\\’s the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan\\\\\\\’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don\\\\\\\’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don\\\\\\\’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt\\\\\\\’s future, as he doesn\\\\\\\’t know what he\\\\\\\’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then there\\\\\\\’s the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s future, as he doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know what he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then there\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s future, as he doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know what he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then there\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s future, as he doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know what he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then there\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s future, as he doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know what he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then there\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s future, as he doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t know what he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then there\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt’s future, as he doesn’t know what he’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then theres the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan\’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don\’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don\’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt\’s future, as he doesn\’t know what he\’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then theres the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • RandomAndrew

    First of all, Chronicle is an example of a modern tragedy. The shit that happened to Andrew was nothing but cruel and tragic, and I think this movie proved well to provide an example of how harsh the real world is, unlike most superhero movies(excluding Hancock and Christopher Nolan\\\’s Batman series) that have good stuff happen to the characters. Chronicle is kick-ass in every degree, and the dispute whether they should have included references to the Force and comics is bullshit, as it would have hurt the plot and would be unnecessary. And what the HELL was the crystal thing they found? People are saying it could have been an Eltdritch Abomination(an entity in fiction that cannot be explained through the eyes of someone ordinary, for they would become insane if they attempted), or some sort of alien thing. I don\\\’t know, but I hope Landis would unravel the questions in the sequel. I don\\\’t know about the idea of a sequel,but it would be cool. Not awesome, but cool. It makes you wonder how someone could do a sequel to that kind of movie, cause it would be hard to even attempt it. If there is a sequel, they better try pretty damn hard to make it like the first one. Then again, the death of Andrew in the first film was the turning point for Matt\\\’s future, as he doesn\\\’t know what he\\\’ll do next. And how the hell is the government going to cover that up? That would make it even harder. And then theres the dilemna of finding a villain, or anti-hero. Who could take up the mantle of Andrew? His character was so relatable to teenagers, with the bullies and messed up family and what-not, so how are millions of teenagers going to relate to some stranger? These questions better be answered or Landis will lose many fans…..
    IDK!!!
    Chronicle is one of the best movies ever and holds a special place in my heart and stuff. What happened in that film is so fucked up and tragic. The world will never be the same(in that world).

  • Anonymous

    It was a very sad movie. I think that was the premise that you are suppose to look at. You have Andrew, whom I considered to be the main character, (who started filming his life days before because his mother was dying to answer whoever asked that question and is to big of a jack ass to see that) who is terribly troubled by real life problems. His dad is a drunk that beats him, his mom is dying, they are to poor to afford her medicine, he doesn’t have any friends (and is fine with that at the beginning because he isn’t really noticed), there are bullies but they pick on him as a passer buy more than a target. Then you have Matt who is trying so hard not to be cool that he can’t possibly be as lazy as the writer suggested. Then you have Steve who is so light hearted and lovable because his life is good. Andrew gets friends and Steve, being the outgoing person he is, wants to make Andrew happy or make him happy in the way that would make Steve happy. Matt said it straight up that was Andrews downfall because he couldn’t take the spotlight. Even if it had been positive instead of negative he still would have cracked. Steve died because in his mind everything should be alright, it should always just be alright and everything was clear cut to him.

  • GiGi

    It was a very sad movie. I think that was the premise that you are suppose to look at. You have Andrew, whom I considered to be the main character, (who started filming his life days before because his mother was dying to answer whoever asked that question and is to big of a jack ass to see that) who is terribly troubled by real life problems. His dad is a drunk that beats him, his mom is dying, they are to poor to afford her medicine, he doesn’t have any friends (and is fine with that at the beginning because he isn’t really noticed), there are bullies but they pick on him as a passer buy more than a target. Then you have Matt who is trying so hard not to be cool that he can’t possibly be as lazy as the writer suggested. Then you have Steve who is so light hearted and lovable because his life is good. Andrew gets friends and Steve, being the outgoing person he is, wants to make Andrew happy or make him happy in the way that would make Steve happy. Matt said it straight up that was Andrews downfall because he couldn’t take the spotlight. Even if it had been positive instead of negative he still would have cracked. Steve died because in his mind everything should be alright, it should always just be alright and everything was clear cut to him. Andrew should go to the police about his dad, well in Andrew’s mind he couldn’t. Who would take care of his mom? Who would take care of him after she died? Had Steve lived he would have been your man that would have put on tights at the end and flew into Seattle to fight Andrew. This movie needed to have a deeper meaning than good vs kinda evil. It was a family issue in the end. Matt finally had to own up in his part of Andrew’s downfall. He wasn’t there for him before the incident and he should have been. They were family and Andrew felt like he was an Apex predator because basically the beginning of the Apex Predator is a singular being and grows by natural selection. Had Matt been there from the beginning instead of in the middle Andrew would have never felt alone or singular. He would never have decided that he was different from Matt. He had the emotions, the pain, suffering, mind, will, and need for power. The fact that Matt was able to kill him in the end was sheer luck. If Andrew hadn’t been destroying all of Seattle and not worried about Matt it never would have happened. Whoever this super villain is, if he has half the power Andrew had Matt is screwed. It would be great if the super villain was of Matts making. Like he asked this person help him get the object out of the ground and this person got the same powers as Matt. Powers that they had desired and already had plans for.

    I only have one question. Why didn’t they lift the object out of the ground with their minds when they went back to the site where it all started? Yes, I know that guy came along but the could’ve came back that night or whatever. The were powerful enough.

  • Margul

    Loved Chronicles!!!I watched it way more than Avengers…Actually I watched Avengers just once..Ive read Avengers comics and not impressed at all by the movie

    • Anonymous

      so im not the only one

  • AfroNinja89

    First off, I loved the first film, the story of Matt, Steve and the mentally destroyed Andrew, really pulled at my comic book nerd heartstrings. This was a great playbook on how a successful origin story should be made. That being said, a sequel is something I am really on the fence about. I don’t want a version where it is a hollywood’ed “Bang Bang” Michael Bay-esqe film, I love what they did with the found footage concept and how they really dwell deep into the characters and made you actually invest in them, and seeing it take a Hollywood turn may destroy the franchise that could have gotten a trilogy. I’d love to see a direct sequel tho probably with Matt learning from the Tibetans Monks and learning self control and to use his powers for good. Then on the flip-side have Andrew body be recovered by the government and the “Alien” bringing him back to life and him escaping. Then as alot of awesome commentators said before me, Matt’s girlfriend could be a Lois Lane type of reporter with her knowing about Matt and his powers, she then sends him a video of other “heroes” who have gotten powers *Which is what we will be watching for the first arc* the second arc will be of Andrew coming to where the new “heroes” are and trying to destroy them, and the rest of the world with a big battle happening in their city. The final arc would be Matt coming back to help whichever “heroes” are left and stopping Andrew once again, then Matt and the rest of the “heroes” leave with Matt to hone their powers. That just what I would do if I was making it, that way we get our character development we loved in the first film, and get a new feel for new and old characters, some awesome super hero fight scenes and building destruction which I’m sure Hollywood wants to do, and hell maybe some cameo or return from a once thought dead future class president(Cause he seriously needed more screen-time). Well what do you think Movie-lovers, I know this may not happen but i’d love to see what your thoughts would be on this take.

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