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Still shot from the movie: Chronicle.

Chronicle

Shortly after exploring a mysterious hole in the ground, three teens (Michael B. Jordan, Alex Russell and Dane DeHaan) discover they have acquired amazing super powers. Unfortunately, they are not gifted with the wisdom and/or maturity to know how to responsibly handle these new abilities. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 85
Theater Release: 03 Feb 2012
Video Release: 15 May 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How does Andrew distance himself from others by videotaping everything? Why does that activity alienate him even more from his peers? Does the use of security cameras to show some of the violence in this film make it feel more realistic?

Why does Andrew buy into the idea of an apex predator? What motivates him to use his powers differently than Steve or Matt? What does the film do to justify Andrew’s use of violence against others? What is the danger of undisciplined power—not just physical power, but any power?

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