2013 Vs 1976 Comparison

Discussion in 'Carrie' started by !redruM, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. !redruM
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    !redruM Semi-Well Known Member

    Recently I watched the 2013 remake for the first time, and I must admit, it was good! Special Effects were great, most of the acting was good, and they added things to update this SK Milestone!
    As for the '76 original, I saw part of it on TV immediately after I finished watching the 2013 one (IT'S A SIGN!!!), and prefer the remake. What are your thoughts?
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  2. Sundrop
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    Sundrop Out of Order

    I loved the original. Haven't seen the remake yet, but have hear good things
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  3. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    I really love the orginal.
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  4. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    There was a TV remake in between, too. I liked the original best of the three :)
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  5. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I just want to be a showerhead in the girl's lockeroom....
  6. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Are you kidding?! This is Carrie we're talking about here... I'd advise you to stay well away from her locker-room! (She might rip you a new one...)
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  7. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...me?.....kidding???....surely YOU jest....when have I EVER been anything but utterly serious on this BOARD????.....well yeah, OK, except for those several thousand comments-name one!!!....
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  8. ghost19
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    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    Dude, you are disturbed..LMAO....
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  9. Neil W
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    Neil W Well-Known Member

    The original has the edge for me, although I thought Julianne Moore (who I don't normally like) did very well to make Margaret White sympathetic as well as loopy.
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  10. Out of Order
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    Out of Order ACME

    Definitely better than being the drain.
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  11. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...yeah, I'd just "plug it up".....
  12. prufrock21
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    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie have nothing to fear.
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  13. NightShifter
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    I thought the original was a superior rendition. Chloe Grace Mortez is a great actress, but she could not hold a candle to Sissy Spacek's performance, especially in the shower scene. I did enjoy seeing more telekinesis and seeing Carrie's birth though. Julianne Moore did great, as usual, but I prefer Piper Laurie's performance more. I think that is because I thought Laurie's version of Margaret White was more terrifying - there was not an once of motherly love in her, whereas Moore's version did have some compassion, albeit not much.
  14. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    it is amazing the things we pick in Remakes. I think most of us really like thee originals more. So it is hard to not judge remakes by the original.
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  15. !redruM
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    I agree KFF. For instance, I love Kubrick's 'Shining,' not too sure if I'd enjoy Mr. King's TV adaptation quite the same...
  16. HPMcClendon
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    As far as Carrie goes, I prefer the original but enjoyed the remake. I thought Moretz and Moore did very well in their respective roles. But I found the supporting cast to be lack-luster and in some cases just miscast in general. Especially in the case of Sue Snell.

    *Slight Spoilers*

    As for the story line, I liked the small modern touches that were added in to the movie like the addition of humiliating Carrie by recording her and exposing her for all the world [wide web] to see. And while it is hard to top the crazed insanity of Piper Laurie, I appreciated the touch of realism Moore possessed as the new Mrs. White with her new found love of pain. I also appreciated the additions from the book that were never included in the original, like the falling boulders for instance. And the very first scene.. yikes, what a way to begin.

    I did enjoy the movie but I would credit the original movie as the better version overall with the remake having a more satisfying ending.
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  17. Amélie
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    First I saw the remake (I like Chloe Moretz) and then the original and I prefer the remake... Even if it's not the same epic, I think that it repects the book more than the original... But for both I'm disappointed because Carrie doesn't destroy all the "city", village... And I hate the end...
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  18. Sunlight Gardener
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    I didn't haven't any interest at all in seeing the remake as soon as I saw the commercial where they were trying to pass off Miss Teen USA as Carrie White, a lonely, unpopular outcast who gets picked on by everyone. ;;D Just kidding...but not really. I thought, "This is the girl who looks like she should be picking on Carrie White". Just figured I could never buy into it after that, so I didn't bother watching. If it's on TV I will watch it.
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  19. HMW
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    Original Carrie = Tropicana with juicy bits
    2013 remake = Generic juice made from concentrate
    (I am not in any way affiliated with, or own stock in, Tropicana Products Inc.)
  20. Edinboro
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    The remake was decent but I was HUGELY disappointed. During production they said this film was going to be a replica of the novel itself. The end result was nothing like the novel and more of a remake of the 76 version. Examples include, Sue showing up at the prom (not in the book), Tommy asking Carrie to the prom at her house (Not in the book) the mothers death by knives (not in the book) Miss Desjardin confronting Sue and Tommy (not in the book) ...And there are a few others. Also the relationship between Carrie and her mother in the remake was NOTHING like the novel; however I can appreciate the spin they put on it. The 2002 version follows the novel most closely but the only film to get the relationship between Carrie and her mother somewhat right was the 76 version. I may have more to say about this, in which case Ill post later. But here are my scores. Carrie 76 : 10/10 Carrie 2002 : 7/10 Carrie 2013 : 8/10

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