My first thought after seeing the new revamp of ‘Carrie’ last night was, why is this movie rated R? And why don’t I really care about any character in this film? I twirl my mustache as I ponder these things.
Let me also state that I was a huge fan of the 1976 original and am a firm believer in the age old mantra, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.
The 2013 version of ‘Carrie’ stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie White, and Julianne Moore as mother Margaret White. The film was directed by Kimberly Peirce, also known for her work on ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. Seeing as that film was very dramatic and extremely well done, one would hope that Peirce could work her cinematic genius on this version of ‘Carrie’. Sadly that was not the case.
The plot line is basically the same as the original but with a few modern touches such as, the wicked high school girls take a video of Carrie’s tragic realization of getting her first period and upload it on YouTube for the world to see and ridicule. In addition, a few new developments with Sue Snell (played by Gabriella Wilde, gorgeous angel of mercy but also very forgettable) come into play but I don’t want to give too much away. A very random and unnecessary court room scene was also placed at the end of the film, because apparently the townsfolk need answers and can’t accept the fact that what happened at the prom was an unexplainable act of telekinetic power slung by a girl drenched in pigs blood.
I’m not sure if the add ins were apart of the novel by Stephen King or if they were just included to try and make audience give a sh*t about the characters, but in my humble opinion, these sympathy getters didn’t work. At. All.
Even the head bully Chris was tame – she calls her daddy up for protection and basically hides behind everyone else in fear of getting killed or caught. Not to mention, this chick was wearing so much facial bronzer I couldn’t even pay attention to her acting, I was mesmerized by the fake tan. I couldn’t help myself. She looked ridiculous.
I’m not going to bag on the whole movie, the effects were pretty good and Moore can do no wrong. If your interested in seeing this film, I say go for it. Especially if your not in the market of getting scared and enjoy watching a lot of heavy mouth breathing and awkward arm movements.
Let us know in the comments section below if you enjoyed the new revamp of ‘Carrie’.