Re-making a movie can be daunting, especially if it’s something as iconic as the film ‘Carrie‘. Director Kimberly Peirce has her work cut out for her with this new reimaging of the 1976 Brian De Palma classic. Does she succeed? We won’t know for sure until October, but we do have the first official full trailer for the movie to give an idea of what’s in store.
The trailer does a good job in setting the tone of the film beginning with Carrie’s mother (played by Julianne Moore) singing hymns as Carrie (Chloe Moretz) is screaming from the locked closet. From there the story of the shy out of place loner high schooler who wants to fit in begins to emerge as she is bullied by the group of mean kids at school. Soon Carrie realizes she has the ability to move things with her mind and that’s when all hell breaks loose.
While ‘Carrie’ is being described as a reimaging and is said to be following the book plot rather than De Palma’s film, I can’t help but compare it to the latter considering there are some very similar scenes between the two. Granted, the visual effects are much improved but it felt that the movie was more of an updated version rather than a re-image. For example, the shower scene when Carrie gets her period and the girls throw tampons at her has been upgraded to add camera phones to document her humiliation. The scene where her mother warns her about the prom is straight out of the original film and the prom sequence itself looks to just have added more destruction better effects. Yes, I’ll admit I’m a fan of the original which means I will be watching this version closely. After all, look what happened when Hollywood decided to remake ‘Psycho’.
Will admit though, with bullying being a key issue in schools these days, ‘Carrie’ does bring a new meaning to standing up against those who harass others.
After watching the trailer below, let us know what you think of this version of ‘Carrie’.
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
‘Carrie’ arrives in theaters on October 18th, 2013.