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(Den Of Geek)   Writer of Chronicle 2 fired after Fox rejects his script. "In my optimistic but wildly prejudiced eyes, this could make it an Aliens, a Terminator 2... in the worst [case] a Grease 2." Meanwhile, his father is still counting on Ghostbusters 3   (denofgeek.com) divider line 44
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2013-08-12 08:30:00 AM  
Will this "found footage" style of movies just fark OFF already?  God damn man.
 
2013-08-12 08:33:24 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Will this "found footage" style of movies just fark OFF already?  God damn man.


I would like to vote you King of Siam.
 
2013-08-12 08:43:11 AM  
Chronicle 2?

That really warranted a second?.....you think so?
 
2013-08-12 08:59:03 AM  
wait.... is this headline in english?
because its not making an ounce of sense.
 
2013-08-12 09:08:49 AM  
FTFA: Told from the point of view of a heartbroken and insane woman who would martyr herself to the cause of being the world's first villain.

Although the concept sounds good, I doubt that she could have been considered the world's first villain; maybe the world's first super-villain given the theme of the first film.
 
2013-08-12 09:10:33 AM  
Chronicle 1 is "The Craft" for boys.
 
2013-08-12 09:14:15 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Chronicle 2?

That really warranted a second?.....you think so?


In that piece of shiat movies defense...  It had a fairly high/insane profit margin.  Did ok in the theaters and had pretty low production costs and overhead.  Any time you have that happen you get demands for a sequel.
 
2013-08-12 09:20:50 AM  
There was a Chronicle 1?
 
2013-08-12 09:37:12 AM  
I liked chronicle, but it don't need a sequel.
 
2013-08-12 09:38:51 AM  
Is this the superman death guy?
 
2013-08-12 09:55:59 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: In that piece of shiat movies defense... It had a fairly high/insane profit margin. Did ok in the theaters and had pretty low production costs and overhead. Any time you have that happen you get demands for a sequel.


This is the equivalent of eating a big mac and then ordering another. Sure you can eat it, but do you really need it?
 
2013-08-12 10:04:36 AM  
I watched the first one in the Theater and left horribly disappointed. Superpower movies shouldn't be boring.
 
2013-08-12 10:17:23 AM  

johnnyboog: Is this the superman death guy?


Yeah, and he deserves to be knocked down a peg. In everything I've heard him in, he comes off as very smug and conceited.
You'd also think he was doing as much coke as 80's Robin Williams.
 
2013-08-12 10:18:18 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Chronicle 1 is "The Craft" for boys.


Hollywood gave up on making a full blown "Akira" movie, and just ripped off the original as much as they legally could.
 
2013-08-12 10:28:42 AM  

Ned Stark: I liked chronicle, but it don't need a sequel.


You know, I thought that but apparently this guy was trying to do something too original with the script. So farkers can complain about yet another boring sequel when they were trying to do the opposite.
 
2013-08-12 10:37:47 AM  
I'm surprised people didn't like the first. I found it quite enjoyable.
 
2013-08-12 10:42:12 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Will this "found footage" style of movies just fark OFF already?  God damn man.


I heard awhile ago that the issue with Fox was that they wanted another found footage movie. He didn't want to write it that way, he wanted it to be more traditional.
 
2013-08-12 10:45:10 AM  

ODDwhun: Satanic_Hamster: Will this "found footage" style of movies just fark OFF already?  God damn man.

I heard awhile ago that the issue with Fox was that they wanted another found footage movie. He didn't want to write it that way, he wanted it to be more traditional.


Because that works out:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-12 10:57:58 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: ODDwhun: Satanic_Hamster: Will this "found footage" style of movies just fark OFF already?  God damn man.

I heard awhile ago that the issue with Fox was that they wanted another found footage movie. He didn't want to write it that way, he wanted it to be more traditional.

Because that works out:


So you're saying go the rec route?

Bw1 wasn't good to begin with.
 
2013-08-12 11:03:26 AM  
Everyone here is so edgy and hip with sophisticated taste in movies.

eatpraytri.com
 
2013-08-12 11:18:39 AM  

meanmutton: I'm surprised people didn't like the first. I found it quite enjoyable.


It's Fark.  We specialize in manufacturing and exporting hate.

I liked it, especially considering the low budget.
 
2013-08-12 11:21:19 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Will this "found footage" style of movies just fark OFF already?  God damn man.


You do know that you could just watch a different movie, right?  I mean, just this weekend what, four big budget, major studio releases came out?  You don't have to see all of them.
 
2013-08-12 11:26:10 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Chronicle 2?

That really warranted a second?.....you think so?


If it made any money at all, then by Hollywood logic, you get at least 5 more years of sequels, plus a dozen or so knock-offs.
 
2013-08-12 11:31:04 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Chronicle 1 is "The Craft" for boys.


It was pretty much a live action Akira movie.  I went in with low expectations and thought it was surprisingly enjoyable.
 
2013-08-12 11:35:23 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: IdBeCrazyIf: Chronicle 2?

That really warranted a second?.....you think so?

If it made any money at all, then by Hollywood logic, you get at least 5 more years of sequels, plus a dozen or so knock-offs.


So does this mean that there will be an "After Serenity"?
 
2013-08-12 11:38:13 AM  

Evil Mackerel: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: IdBeCrazyIf: Chronicle 2?

That really warranted a second?.....you think so?

If it made any money at all, then by Hollywood logic, you get at least 5 more years of sequels, plus a dozen or so knock-offs.

So does this mean that there will be an "After Serenity"?


He was talking about movies that made money, so no.
 
2013-08-12 11:39:10 AM  

Ned Stark: I liked chronicle, but it don't need a sequel.


Apparently, this was less of a sequel with none of the original characters returning. Instead, it was more of a extension of the universe where the main character would be a woman who, like Andrew, finds herself becoming a villain.

It would have been nice to have a sci-fi thriller where the main character was not only a woman but a villain as well. (And villain where it wasn't about being the fairest of them all.) If I were an actress, I would have been gunning for that role.
 
2013-08-12 11:53:06 AM  
I hope they bring DiCaprio back for the sequel.

www.dvdizzy.com
 
2013-08-12 12:00:24 PM  

mekki: Ned Stark: I liked chronicle, but it don't need a sequel.

Apparently, this was less of a sequel with none of the original characters returning. Instead, it was more of a extension of the universe where the main character would be a woman who, like Andrew, finds herself becoming a villain.

It would have been nice to have a sci-fi thriller where the main character was not only a woman but a villain as well. (And villain where it wasn't about being the fairest of them all.) If I were an actress, I would have been gunning for that role.



Given the title of the film and the footage aspect of it, I always assumed that given a sequel, what we witnessed was a looking back 'chronicle' or the beginnings of something.  Like Cloverfield.

A sequel could abandon that altogether and deal with the consequences of what the world has seen and maybe the world government's reactions to the same.  They track down the source underground, make their own super soldiers, try to apprehend the surviving meta human, etc... And given that it was a super hero movie after all, there's nothing that says the apex predator could not come back.
 
2013-08-12 12:28:39 PM  
Chronicle was cool. And it found the best way to avoid the found footage dizzy problem I've seen (spoiler alert: once they figure out how to telekinetically control the camera, it starts being filmed normally)
 
2013-08-12 12:35:51 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: IdBeCrazyIf: Chronicle 2?

That really warranted a second?.....you think so?

If it made any money at all, then by Hollywood logic, you get at least 5 more years of sequels, plus a dozen or so knock-offs.


Yet when one would ask for money from "Chronicle", Hollywood retort "Nah, it made no money man.  Sorry."
 
2013-08-12 12:43:28 PM  
I see lots of responses to my "The Craft" comment.

Apparently, I was the only person who had the entire movie ruined because of this.

/GODAMN YOU SO MUCH AMY FROM SAINT PAUL
 
2013-08-12 12:43:30 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: IdBeCrazyIf: Chronicle 2?

That really warranted a second?.....you think so?

In that piece of shiat movies defense...  It had a fairly high/insane profit margin.  Did ok in the theaters and had pretty low production costs and overhead.  Any time you have that happen you get demands for a sequel.


Sounds to me that they just spend way too goddamn much on blockbusters these days. I mean I get spending money to make money, but they seem to be spending money stupidly and wondering why they aren't making more money these days.
 
2013-08-12 01:27:22 PM  
I'm not sure if I remember correctly but the first one was depressing and painful to watch.  Can we have a super-powers movie where the main characters don't completely loathe themself, or the world, or try to destroy one/the other/both?  In Chronicle the trope was just taken too far.  The villain was just horribly farked up and full of meaningless irrational rage.  A villain should be someone that we sort of root for on some level because their fundamental values and goals are laudable enough, or they are just cool and badass and charming.  In Chronicle 1 the villain just felt like that pathetic kid in high school who got picked on but you don't feel even a bit bad for them because they WERE in fact incredibly horrible and irritating and repulsive.

And the guy who wrote Chronicle (Max Landis) is a total douche-canoe.  There was a video of him ranting douche-ily about Superman that was semi-viral on the internet, that helped me decide he is an idiot whose opinion I don't care about.  When it mentioned he had written Chronicle it all made sense though...
 
2013-08-12 01:46:34 PM  

Dion Fortune: The villain was just horribly farked up and full of meaningless irrational rage. A villain should be someone that we sort of root for on some level because their fundamental values and goals are laudable enough, or they are just cool and badass and charming. In Chronicle 1 the villain just felt like that pathetic kid in high school who got picked on but you don't feel even a bit bad for them because they WERE in fact incredibly horrible and irritating and repulsive.


Well his father beating the shiat out of him every day may have been a "meaning". That generally does not give people a good outlook on life.
 
2013-08-12 01:53:28 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Sounds to me that they just spend way too goddamn much on blockbusters these days. I mean I get spending money to make money, but they seem to be spending money stupidly and wondering why they aren't making more money these days.


I think we're being setup for a boom age in smaller films once the industry starts to contract under the weight of the 'blockbusters'. I mean when you can have a parent company essentially report losses because of one film *cough Lone Ranger cough* the bean counters are going to go to the executives at some point and point out to them that the model is unsustainable.
 
2013-08-12 02:13:09 PM  

Dion Fortune: The villain was just horribly farked up and full of meaningless irrational rage.


Irrational? Andrew was a runt of the litter kid whose father used to take all his anger out on. His only "friend" was his cousin who seemed in the beginning to only tolerate him because they were related. And the only person who was actually kind to him and loved him was his mom, who was dying and there was nothing Andrew could do about that. In almost every aspect of his life, Andrew felt useless and powerless and that's where his rage came from. There's nothing irrational about it.

What I liked about Chronicle was how the characters were fleshed out. Yeah, on the surface they seemed like tropes but they were pretty fleshed out. Andrew wasn't just a villain for villain's sake. He was an abused messed up kid who got a lot of power and didn't know how to manage it because he was an abused messed up kid. By the end of the movie, he ended up breaking my heart.
 
2013-08-12 02:42:30 PM  
I had never heard of it, watched it on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed it, thought it was clever and better than most actual super hero movies Ive seen. But what the fark do I know.
 
2013-08-12 03:15:31 PM  
Yeah, I loved Chronicle but mostly because I went in there with little expectations and was very surprised with how  good it was. Also it was a very short movie (84 min) but the length was pretty much perfect. That movie is the epitome of "less equals more".
 
2013-08-12 04:03:17 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: I think we're being setup for a boom age in smaller films once the industry starts to contract under the weight of the 'blockbusters'. I mean when you can have a parent company essentially report losses because of one film *cough Lone Ranger cough* the bean counters are going to go to the executives at some point and point out to them that the model is unsustainable.


Agreed and if the studio had been trying to make a fun movie instead of employing their Studio Math to wedge A-Class Mega Star into a role that didn't quite work that particular movie would have been completely awesome instead of an okay movie with some really interesting parts that really failed to combine into something truly worth watching.
 
2013-08-12 04:17:21 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: IdBeCrazyIf: I think we're being setup for a boom age in smaller films once the industry starts to contract under the weight of the 'blockbusters'. I mean when you can have a parent company essentially report losses because of one film *cough Lone Ranger cough* the bean counters are going to go to the executives at some point and point out to them that the model is unsustainable.

Agreed and if the studio had been trying to make a fun movie instead of employing their Studio Math to wedge A-Class Mega Star into a role that didn't quite work that particular movie would have been completely awesome instead of an okay movie with some really interesting parts that really failed to combine into something truly worth watching.


If you spend $250 million dollars for a frickin Cowboy movie, you deserve to lose money no matter what.

Unforgiven:
Budget $14.4 million
Box office $159,157,447

Tombstone:
Budget $25,000,000
Box office $56,505,065
 
True Grit:
Budget $38 million
Box office $251,123,791

Hell, i'll cheat and use Mask of Zorro:
Budget $96 million
Box office $250,288,523

 Bottom line is that if you are spending that kind of money on an Old West movie, you're doing it wrong. People watch westerns for good stories and character interactions, not "ZOMG EXPLOSIONS!!!"
 
2013-08-12 04:20:45 PM  
Chronicle was one of those movies that almost worked.  Almost.

Unfortunately, the main characters were just a little too annoying to care about.
 
2013-08-12 06:47:32 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Crotchrocket Slim: IdBeCrazyIf: I think we're being setup for a boom age in smaller films once the industry starts to contract under the weight of the 'blockbusters'. I mean when you can have a parent company essentially report losses because of one film *cough Lone Ranger cough* the bean counters are going to go to the executives at some point and point out to them that the model is unsustainable.

Agreed and if the studio had been trying to make a fun movie instead of employing their Studio Math to wedge A-Class Mega Star into a role that didn't quite work that particular movie would have been completely awesome instead of an okay movie with some really interesting parts that really failed to combine into something truly worth watching.

If you spend $250 million dollars for a frickin Cowboy movie, you deserve to lose money no matter what.

Unforgiven:
Budget $14.4 million
Box office $159,157,447

Tombstone:
Budget $25,000,000
Box office $56,505,065

True Grit:
Budget $38 million
Box office $251,123,791

Hell, i'll cheat and use Mask of Zorro:
Budget $96 million
Box office $250,288,523

 Bottom line is that if you are spending that kind of money on an Old West movie, you're doing it wrong. People watch westerns for good stories and character interactions, not "ZOMG EXPLOSIONS!!!"


No way the Young Gun movies cost a lot either. Even with the Bon Jovi soundtrack.
 
2013-08-13 10:50:55 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Jim from Saint Paul: Crotchrocket Slim: IdBeCrazyIf: I think we're being setup for a boom age in smaller films once the industry starts to contract under the weight of the 'blockbusters'. I mean when you can have a parent company essentially report losses because of one film *cough Lone Ranger cough* the bean counters are going to go to the executives at some point and point out to them that the model is unsustainable.

Agreed and if the studio had been trying to make a fun movie instead of employing their Studio Math to wedge A-Class Mega Star into a role that didn't quite work that particular movie would have been completely awesome instead of an okay movie with some really interesting parts that really failed to combine into something truly worth watching.

If you spend $250 million dollars for a frickin Cowboy movie, you deserve to lose money no matter what.

Unforgiven:
Budget $14.4 million
Box office $159,157,447

Tombstone:
Budget $25,000,000
Box office $56,505,065

True Grit:
Budget $38 million
Box office $251,123,791

Hell, i'll cheat and use Mask of Zorro:
Budget $96 million
Box office $250,288,523

 Bottom line is that if you are spending that kind of money on an Old West movie, you're doing it wrong. People watch westerns for good stories and character interactions, not "ZOMG EXPLOSIONS!!!"

No way the Young Gun movies cost a lot either. Even with the Bon Jovi soundtrack.


Budget$11,000,000Box office$45,661,556 (domestic)
 
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