Both movies have their strengths and weakness. I found the mother/daughter relationship more compelling in the remake. Where the original rules is once Carrie unleashes her powers at the Prom. DePalma knew how to stage action shots. Kimberly Peirce does not. DePalma, despite the more primitive SFX of the time, did some amazing, scary stuff. Peirce's shots lack the same impact as DePalma's. DePalma's use of the Psycho inspired violin riff was inspired. Also preferred how Spacek use of powers was conveyed mostly through her eyes whereas Moretz's Evil Return Of The Jedi Emporer's hand waving was a distractingly bad choice.