― the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Saturday, 22 October 2011 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
imo, this might be good or it might suck
― the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Saturday, 22 October 2011 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
― max, Saturday, 22 October 2011 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
ya thanks, i thought about it a bunch before i made the call
― the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Saturday, 22 October 2011 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
(it's just my opinion tho)
a lot of psychic superheros do evil meditation why is that
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 22 October 2011 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
because it works...?
― the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Saturday, 22 October 2011 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
― max, Saturday, 22 October 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink
I am looking up the word sitting on wikipedia to explain this better but it's like why do they always have a mean look on their face while sitting cross legged, always
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 22 October 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink
In various mythologies and folk magic, sitting is a magical act that connects the person who sits, with other persons, states or places where he/she sat.
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 22 October 2011 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink
cool theyre making heroes the movie
― dayo, Saturday, 22 October 2011 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
did anyone else see this movie yet? it is fantastic! didn't realize going in that it was a "found footage" movie a la blair witch, cloverfield, it is way, way better than either of those.
― the arm (NZA), Monday, 6 February 2012 18:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
it isn't really better than those, but it's OK. thr found-footage thing was a huge crutch imo, got increasingly difficult to buy into (as usual).
― Simon H., Monday, 6 February 2012 19:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
this was pretty fun. very predictable plot-wise but redeemed by good actors, great sfx, and patient pacing
― congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
saw it in springfield, il, in a sold-out theater that was approximately 95% teenage boys
― congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 February 2012 20:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
this was totally not better than cloverfield!
― just sayin, Monday, 13 February 2012 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
i tried to see whether there was a thread about this film at the weekend, when i saw it - am sure i couldn't find one!
enjoyed it a lot. CARRIE (boy version) x cloverfield x other stuff - i liked how it lifted itself out of schlock by trying to be about 10 different types of film at once. characterisation was good! blogger girl was somehow both a completely obvious contrived plot device and also totally plausible.
― first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Monday, 13 February 2012 20:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
kinda plausible, but waaaay too hollywood "attractive"
― Simon H., Monday, 13 February 2012 20:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
the only character that was really a problem with was the philosophy-quoting cousin/hero kid, but even he had some throwaway line about how he used to be one of the "popular kids" before getting tired of it, so it kind of made sense.
― congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 February 2012 20:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
this was good!
― sean gramophone, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
this was alright. Terrible ending, tho how they were gonna end it with anything other than a big fight I don't know. I liked how the camera turned into this malevolent force half-way thru the film, shame they didn't really go anything with it.
― give me back my 200 dollars (NotEnough), Monday, 7 May 2012 06:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
Kind of loved this
― I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 7 May 2012 07:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
i wish i'd seen it in theaters, looking forward to catching it on dvd anyway
― da croupier, Monday, 7 May 2012 11:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
lol I guess ppl didn't really want to talk about this movie, huh
I thought the editing conceit was genius
― I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 21 May 2012 19:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm not sure about the editing conceit (although my annoyance at the way it was crowbarred in almost evaporated on the second viewing) but I really enjoyed this film anyway.
Loved how the camera turns from a simple tool to record stuff into almost a malevolent force later in the film. There's a theme in there somewhere about how the viewer creates the psycopath, I think. Also loved the sections where the first learned to fly, it really captured the thrill of it all.
Not sure what the point of the blond girl the good guy hooks up with. She doesn't really do much, and for me, her having a camera too really highlighted the artificiality of the conceit.
The boss-battle at the end went on a bit.
― give me back my 200 dollars (NotEnough), Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
what was teh editing conceit
― A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
this was pretty solid! i thought i remembered something about a "rewind" moment, so i kept expecting it to end by one of them getting powerful enough to roll back time to the point before/just after they got their powers. glad that didn't happen.
― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 21 June 2012 13:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
whoops, missed this q! Less the editing conceit (called that wrong, sorry), more the decision to have everything filmed on handheld cameras and wotnot, then having their cake and eating it with the mind-controlled camera in the last 1/3rd. I found myself being taken out of the action, and instead of concentrating on the film I found myself concentrating on the camera positioning. It may well have been meant as a comment on the filmability of everyone's lives and the way that celebrity is all powerful (it's called Chronicle, after all) but I found it distracting, at least on 1st viewing.
A rewind moment would have been terrible.
― give me back my 200 dollars (NotEnough), Thursday, 21 June 2012 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
The way the boss fight happened, with the jumping security cam/phone cam footage, was really cool, I thought
― Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Thursday, 21 June 2012 15:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
i thought this was pretty good
― funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Thursday, 21 June 2012 16:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
What utter drivel. Three of the most irritating teenagers get become the most powerful people on Earth... so they put on a magic show in order to impress girls. And that's about the most imaginative use of their powers, otherwise it was all 'watch me levitate Pringles into my mouth', and sub-Jackass pranks. The most mystifying use of 'found footage' yet, as well (except the footage was never 'lost' for it to be found) - the rules of which the filmmakers couldn't even stick to, so why bother in the first place? The whole thing was just so badly executed and completely unimaginative, and the characters were tedious and risible - especially the lead: a Schopenhauer-quoting bullied-by-everyone loser who starts off wanting to go to, like, Tibet and meditate with the monks, dude, but ends up talking about being an 'apex predator' and having super nerd-rage. So, so bad.
― DavidM, Thursday, 12 July 2012 20:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
finally saw this, loved it
― da croupier, Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
basically if you like carrie, blair witch project and recent marvel movies you need to see this
― da croupier, Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
intentionally put in blair witch project because yeah if you don't like "found footage" movies with mundane people in them you will be butthurt like DavidM
― da croupier, Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
the idea of a movie made entirely out of footage that no one would ever be able to actually piece together is silly but you know what else is silly? super-powers. if you accept the conceit they did a ton with it.
― da croupier, Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
DavidM was right
― Number None, Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
just watched this, wasn't bad. very short. i really wish for once the pseudo-intellectual w/a chip on his shoulder would make the heel turn, not the angsty abused boy. glad they did something with the conceit, the whole 'surrounding myself with flying ipads' thing was a good choice to drive it home (in the most melodramatic way). and wrt the "found" problem, not that this isn't the loldumbest thing ever to whine about, but isn't good guy cousinbro capable of doing whatever he wants with the footage? and if not, that's... sort of a wonderful idea, to make this kid's whole subtext "the need to be known and remembered" and then destroying all of his great work and damning him to meaninglessness? we (the viewers) don't exist in the movie's universe after all.
and lol if you're complaining about the most powerful teens in the universe using it to play pranks, someone's gotta break out the old doctor faustus cliffnotes
― Alice 2 Chainz - "I Luv Dem Bones" (zachlyon), Tuesday, 12 February 2013 05:41 (9 months ago) Permalink
GEE I WONDER IF THIS KID'S INABILITY TO HELP HIS SICK MOM AND ANGER AT HIS DRUNK DAD WILL DRIVE THE PLOT? THANKS FOR KEEPING IT SUBTLE, MOVIE!
This was the very definition of "meh." Flying football scenes were good, doing magic tricks to pick up girls is probably exactly what most kids would do in this situation, everything else was boringly predictable if competently executed.
― Domo Arigato, Demi Lovato (Phil D.), Monday, 26 August 2013 13:39 (3 months ago) Permalink
really liked this. totally missed hearing aout it until recently, great 'it's late wtf is on tv' find.
― akm, Sunday, 3 November 2013 16:13 (1 month ago) Permalink
also apparently landis and trank off the sequel, which doesn't bode well. landis leaked his script plot for part 2 and it sounded fucked up (no recurring characters, focusing on an insane woman who martyrs herself to become the first super villain). fox said no thank you, you are fired.
― akm, Sunday, 3 November 2013 16:14 (1 month ago) Permalink
Love this movie. It absolutely does not need a sequel.
― a fifth of misty beethoven (cryptosicko), Sunday, 3 November 2013 17:06 (1 month ago) Permalink
People really like this film? I thought it was pretty bog standard and forgettable.
― I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Sunday, 3 November 2013 17:08 (1 month ago) Permalink
I liked this and yeah, that probably has something to do with stumbling across it on a weeknight when i was bored
― well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Sunday, 3 November 2013 22:18 (1 month ago) Permalink
The three leads are possibly the most authentic teenagers I've ever seen on film.
― a fifth of misty beethoven (cryptosicko), Sunday, 3 November 2013 23:47 (1 month ago) Permalink