Plot: A re-imagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Review: To be completely honest with you all, when I heard that they were coming out with a remake for Carrie I got frustrated. I loved the original and I just assumed that this remake was going to ruin the original Carrie for me. This led to me never watching the film, until yesterday and I will admit that I have never been so wrong in my life. The remake is very similar to the original Carrie, but it also differs in some ways. Don’t listen to all the people bashing this movie because this wound up being a very solid remake.The story of Carrie was great and highly entertaining. This horror movie focuses on a young girl who gets abused by basically everyone in her life, including her mother and eventually snaps and goes on a killing spree. This story is very similar to the original Carrie, but the remake tries to modernize itself as much as possible. For example, in the opening shower scene the girl takes out her phone to record Carrie and eventually puts the video of her breaking down on You-Tube. You aren’t going to see that in a 1970’s movie and I’m glad they added that in there. Also, unlike the original we see more of Carrie’s mother in this film and how mental she really is, which was a very important part in the movie and I’m surprised we didn’t see that much of it in the original Carrie.
How was the acting? The acting performance was great, was filled with some very talented actors. Chloe Moretz was absolutely amazing in this movie and really fit the role of Carrie White nicely, she has a bright future ahead of her. Julianne Moore was also in this film and delivered like she always does, she also surprisingly fit the role of Carrie’s mother very well. Most of the supporting cast was nothing more than decent at best, Moretz and Moore really carried this film by themselves.
The movie Carrie provided tons of horror and can really make the viewer jump out of their seats. This is really where I saw a difference in the two films, the remake of Carrie contained way more gore than the original. There were plenty of kills with some great kill scenes, the film can extremely gruesome, but not really till the end. There was a good amount of blood and some pretty creepy and intense scenes. This version of Carrie can really terrify you. Overall I absolutely loved the remake of Carrie and thought it was highly entertaining. The remake is very similar to the original Carrie, but it also differs in some ways. It’s not exactly the same, which is a good thing. The story was good and I thought it was great how they tried to modernize the film. The acting performance was great, Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore were amazing in this film, but most of the supporting cast weren’t that great. The remake of Carrie provided so much more horror, kills, and blood. The kill scenes were absolutely intense and the movie also provided us with other scenes that were pretty gruesome as well. If you haven’t seen this movie yet I highly recommend that you go watch it. You won’t regret it, this is a must watch!