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.
     
  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!
     
  6. icarus

    icarus Well-Known Member

    I agree Kingricefan mate, Sissy Spacek had that horrifying stare with full of blood over her in the Prom at the end of the film....man she was terrifying like that!! I don't think Chloe was able to capture that image
     
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  7. amaunder

    amaunder Abby

    Yes I agree Spacek's Carrie was better but I enjoyed the remake, which surprised me as I normally hate remakes of any good film. I wonder why people do this in the first place. There was such an uproar over The new Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood (to be fair I have not seen it) but why screw with a classic? :hammer:
     
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  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    Agree with this. Sissy so much better, but the remake was interesting, decent.
     
  9. Neesy

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

    I watched Carrie (the remake) and while it was good, I still prefer the original. The newer version followed the script quite closely and I liked the character of Sue - she was very sympathetic.
     
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  10. Sam Joyce

    Sam Joyce Gentle Lady From Brady Hartsfield Defense Squad

    i like both remakes and original (i even watched the 2002 remake one tbqh). i agree to the Chloe as Carrie, i find Carrie in the 2013 remake to be too cute for the role but i find the cuteness perfect in prom part lol.

    while the 1976 one made Carrie in prom look horror and terrifying, and the 2002 one make Carrie in prom like that but less horror and more like "i-don't-know-what-is-happening-to-me", this one makes Carrie in the prom looks like "what the hell did you do to Tommy?" "this is all your fault! it's payback time" (BTW the background where the scene Carrie is flying while going out (what i mean is with a fire in her background) really reminds me of Heather and Dark Alessa dumb "fighting" scene in Silent Hill Revelations
     
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