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Carrie (2013) - Brief Review

Discussion in 'Carrie' started by NightShifter, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. NightShifter

    NightShifter Well-Known Member

    The new Carrie... likes, dislikes and final thought.

    What I liked:

    -Carrie had more fun flexing her telekinetic powers!

    -Chamberlain, Maine was destroyed!

    -Carrie was making the decision to murder to get revenge.

    -The final scene where Sue was interviewed by a committee reminded me of King's inclusion of post-Prom investigations and interviews.

    -Sue's pregnancy was acknowledged.

    -Seeing Carrie's birth.

    What I did not like:

    -Chloe Grace Mortez as Carrie - she was too cute and just couldn't coompete with Sissy Spacek's performance. I love Chloe Grace Mortez, but just not in this movie. Poor casting decision.

    -Margaret White was too compassionate.

    -Chris's death scene was a little over the top.

    -If you're going to remake Carrie, take the opportunity to show us King's ending, not the one we saw in the De Palma film.

    Overall, the remake is watchable, but the Brian De Palma version was a masterpiece, and King's novel was even better.
  2. mcpon14

    mcpon14 Well-Known Member

    I didn't even know they did a recent remake. Am I the only one?
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  3. icarus

    icarus Well-Known Member

    Yeah I agree that the ending in the Brian De palma was excellent and chilling!
    First time I saw the hand coming out of the grave, I got such a fright....
    They should have had a better ending in the remake
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  4. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Noone will be able to top the original version, either by story, acting, or directing. I agree that Chloe is too pretty to play Carrie, but I thought she did a good job with the part. Sissy Spacek became Carrie right before our eyes, she nailed that role.
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  5. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Have yet to see the new 2013 Carrie, but I am looking forward to it!

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