Wonderful Film!

Discussion in 'Carrie' started by heathfodor, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. heathfodor
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    heathfodor Member

    My wife and I saw Carrie tonight. Wonderful film and a wonderful adaptation. The filmmakers did a great job of portraying Carrie.

    Heath
  2. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

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

    I'm glad to hear that they didn't slaughter it. I'll have to take my husband to see it once he gets back home around Christmas :surprise:
  4. Shoesalesman
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    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    I was worried that it would be another cheesy knockoff, but reviews so far have been fair to good.
  5. Lepplady
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    Lepplady The incredible shrinking woman

    I dunno. They promised some major new additions, but from what I can see, the only huge difference is that she can do research on the internet now. I'm middle of the road on this one. It may not be bad, but I wonder if it's really enough of an improvement to warrant yet another redo. The original may be dated, but in terms of Carrie's personality, I think that one nailed it.
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  6. xkittyx
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    xkittyx Unfound

    I still haven't seen it :down: Knowing my luck I will have to wait for the DVD...:glare:
  7. CriticAndProud
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    CriticAndProud Resident Australian Adolescent

    I wanna see it, but my lazy-azz local cinema usually only shows big-budget action movies unfortunately.
  8. Cowboy
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    Cowboy Lesser-Known Member

    Going to have to check it out....have not had time to go to a movie for a while.
  9. MissTallica
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    I agree, it's really close to the original movie, there are no significant improvements.
    I was really curious to see Margaret White's death, mainly because I saw an interview with the cast and they said (I think it was Julianne Moore) that this movie would be faithful to King's novel. I was a bit disappointed when I saw those knifes and scissors flying ... :ambivalence:
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  10. sandiego39
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    sandiego39 Active Member

    My gf wants to see it
  11. SharonC
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    SharonC Well-Known Member

    I want to see it, and I will. I'll be interested to see how they bring it a bit up to date. I'm glad to hear they didn't change it too much, and that the reviews are as positive as they are for a re-make.
  12. HollyGolightly
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see this! I think I'm going to have to go alone though, but I kind of enjoy that. What do you like to eat when you go to the movies? I refuse to pay those horrid prices for snacks at the concession stand, so I usually bring something. Once, the husband and I ate an entire roll of chocolate chip cookie dough whilst watching The Doors - this was a looooong time ago.
  13. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    I will be waiting for it to come out on DVD. To much else going on right now.
  14. Lina
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    Lina Committed member

    Finally I watched this! Luckily, I was not disappointed. Yes, they left everything the same as in the original movie, with just some improvements, considering we are living in a different time now... I like Chloe Moretz's prformance, she did a great job. She is a very talented girl and she has a bright future, I just hope she does not take the wrong path like many other teenage actors.

    I went to see the movie with a friend who does not like scary films, and does not really know about Stephen King:) But she liked the movie. And this is one proof that this is a good way to attract attention of young people now, re-making such great movies (only if they do it as good as this one, surely).
  15. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    It's great that they tried to follow the story line of the original book. I read that in one of those magazines that you can get at Cineplex - somebody left it lying around our coffee room at work.
  16. CriticAndProud
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    CriticAndProud Resident Australian Adolescent

    I watched the original version for the first time this week, excellent movie. It's pretty sad though.
  17. kylallie
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    kylallie Active Member

    I'm watching it tomorrow!
  18. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    The remake on DVD comes out Jan.16th.
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  19. grazman
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    grazman New Member

    Gotta disagree with everyone on this thread, seems I'm in a small minority. Thought the new movie was awful, really bad. Felt like I was watching a made-for-TV cheap trashy American movie made on a shoestring budget, lots of blood and gore (cos that makes a scary movie right?) and bad acting aplenty. It tried to update it by setting in the present rather than in the 70's with iphones and the internet and todays music, but it just doesn't work. I really didn't like the lead actress who played Carrie, too pretty and too slim to play her--In fact, I didn't connect with any of the characters in the film. I really don't have a good word to say about this movie, was hoping it would be much much better than this as I love the novel but this was just dire to say the least, really don't know how some of you say its a wonderful film or its improved on the original...
  20. Dana Jean
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    Welcome to the board. I haven't seen the new movie as I didn't have real high hopes for it. The original is my holy grail.

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