[ Movie Page: Carrie (Remake) (2013) ]
Synopsis:A reimagining 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.
Director Kimberly Peirce (Stop-Loss, Boys Don’t Cry, The Last Good Breath) did a really good job with Carrie and the entire cast. I love this movie and it will be up there in my list to watch again. The use of newer technology did not take away from this movie being a remake. Carrie contains, horror, sitting at the edge of your seat scenes, profanity, nudity, lots of gore, violence, bullying and lots of teenagers. Viewers might need a strong stomach for the opening scene whether you’re a parent or not.
Julianne Moore (The English Teacher, Don Jon, What Maisie Knew, Being Flynn) performance in Carrie was phenomenal. She played her maternal part extremely well - she really “wowed” me. Julianne Moore played the part of Margaret White who is the mother of Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass 2, Dark Shadows, Hugo, Texas Killing Fields). Margaret is a psychotic abusive mother who is traumatized from her childhood and controls what Carrie does. Margaret is very religious and teaches Carrie to also be religious. Margaret’s punishment for Carrie is one of a kind in a manner where it is incredibly cruel and inhuman. The opening scene to Carrie made me cringe when Margaret gave birth to Carrie alone in her bathroom and then tried to stab the baby with a scissors in the face.
Chloe did an okay job with her part as Carrie who is portrayed as a shy, quiet girl who has no friends. She is also reclusive, pretty, fragile, religious and has telekinetic powers that spirals out of control when she is angry. I believe Chloe has great potential as an actress and her experience will grow with each movie she does. Carrie is the best movie she has made so far. The best part of her acting for me was when she was taking revenge on all that did her wrong. This movie is filled with the right amount of gore.
Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde - The Three Musketeers, St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, Il Maestro) is a bully who tells her boyfriend to ask Carrie to go to the school prom with him so that she can repent a little for some of the wrong she has done.
Chris Hargensen (Portia Doubleday - K-11, Howard Cantour.com, Legend of the Mummy) and her boyfriend Billy Nolan (Alex Russell - The Host, Bait, Halloween Knight, Chronicle) blames Carrie for them being banned from going to the school prom. Chris, Nolan and Sue are friends. Can you guess what happens to Billy and Chris when Carrie finds out that she has supernatural powers?
Carrie is a really good movie and I would recommend it to all horror fans with an open mind to remakes. Most people tend to compare the new version of a movie to the old and get totally disappointed - so keep an open mind to remakes or don’t see remakes. With that said, Carrie blew me away, it was more than I expected and yes I would definitely see it again and maybe again. There was way too much CGI in this movie and some of it was quite noticeable ex: prom scene but it is a great movie overall regardless of minor errors.
About Carrie (2013)
Starring: Julianne Moore, Chris Britton, Judy Greer, Chloë Grace Moretz, William MacDonald, Michelle Nolden, Peter Hewitt, Ansel Elgort, Derek McGrath, Samantha Weinstein, Barry Shabaka Henley, Arlene Mazerolle, Portia Doubleday, Hart Bochner, Jefferson Brown, Max Topplin, Evan Gilchrist, Joshua William James, Lucy DeLaat, Annie Chen, Mouna Traoré, Irene Poole, Cassandra Caccioppoli, Vanessa Smythe, Natalie Dale, James Fanizza, Gabriella Wilde, Shawna Greenspan, Zoë Belkin, Travis Hedland
Director: Kimberly Peirce
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