Carrie (2013) - Brief Review

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NightShifter

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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.
 

icarus

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Mar 30, 2011
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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
 

Neesy

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May 24, 2012
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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.
Have yet to see the new 2013 Carrie, but I am looking forward to it!
 

icarus

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Mar 30, 2011
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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.
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
 

amaunder

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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:
 

Dana Jean

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

Neesy

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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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Arcadevere

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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
 

Deviancy

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One of the reasons I liked the Chloe version of Carrie a bit more than the original is due to the fact it shows that bullying can happen to anyone despite their looks. Sissy in the original, it wasn't shocking she was picked on because she was homely looking and stood out from the rest, while Chloe, she looks just as good or better than the others but is still bullied, which is how it plays out in the really real world, doesn't matter if you're hot or not or rich or poor, bullies go after anyone. The other reason I prefer the Chloe version is because I prefer Chloe. Never cared for Sissie.. but we all have different taste.
 
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