‘Chronicle’ Exclusive Trailer: Great Power Gone Wrong

If you like superheroes as much as we do, it’s safe to assume that you also feel that there can never be too many movies made that feature folks with super powers. We have a while to wait for more action from more familiar heroes like “The Avengers” and “X-Men,” but Fox is helping to fill our superhero void with their new movie “Chronicle,” which is about three normal teenage boys who develop extra special abilities after being exposed to a mysterious substance in the woods.

We are happy to say that we have an exclusive look at the first trailer of the film, which was written by Max Landis (son of John Landis) and directed by Josh Trank (“Big Fan”). The cast includes Michael B. Jordan, Alex Russell and Dane DeHaan. Take a look, and click on for a detailed description!

The film is shot documentary-style, with our three lead actors playing around with their newly discovered super talents. The trailer opens with a catchy tune and the three guy friends on a road trip. When they stop at a restaurant, one of the trio counts to three and tries to stick a fork in his friend’s hand. The fork bends over. We then see the boys playing around by moving cars, taunting a young girl in a store by making a stuffed bear move and fly up next to her, and more. Everything is all fun and games until one of the boys takes his strength too far and moves a car off the road, into a lake at which point the other two boys have to jump in and save the driver.

“Was it an accident Andrew?” we hear one of the boys ask, after the driver is assumed to be pulled to safety. The trailer then cuts to a scene with Andrew sitting on top of a car, closing his hand and simultaneously crushing cars next to him with the motion.

“I’m worried about Andrew,” one of the boys says, which is followed by scenes of increased destruction, police surrounding something, people flying through the air, and other assorted forms of carnage. Suddenly the footage stops and rewinds itself back through what we’ve seen to before the point at which the trailer began. We see the boys exploring a hole in the ground, climbing in and discovering “something” we don’t see but is backlit by blue lighting. Fade to black.

Cree-py. And intriguing!

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