Carrie (2013)

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The blurb: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
My rating: 3/5
Tagged: drama, horror
Date I watched this movie 14/02/2016

What did I think?Carrie White is regarded as a loser, a loner, a social outcast. She is the daughter of an obsessively religious & overbearing mother. She also possesses the ability of telekinesis, and when Carrie gets upset or angry things around her tend to break, smash or get damaged, so when some vicious school bullies cross the line with their “fun”, Carrie can’t help but get a little angry. This causes Carrie to unleash her full fury at anyone who gets in her way.

Filmmakers can obviously achieve a certain level of effects now that they couldn’t way back in 1976, and there are some pretty impressive effects here. It’s not an effects-laden extravaganza and quite rightly it shouldn’t be as Carrie is story-pushed and not effects-pushed, but some of the effects in the movie are well done and pretty cool to watch.

Chloë Grace Moretz does a really good job of playing Carrie bringing her own believability to the character, and Julianne Moore performs equally as good as Margaret White, Carrie’s mother. The members who played the bullies – especially Portia Doubleday as Chris Hargensen – were also believable in their parts, and when it came to their time I had absolutely no sympathy. I cheered inside when they really got what they deserved.

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5 thoughts on “Carrie (2013)

  1. Sorry for my late reply…and especially thank you for accepting; gonna add your link as soon as I go on my laptop. 🙂

    Personally I prefer the original 1976 movie, it’s scarier and captures the feeling of Stephen King’s novel much better – at least in my opinion. This version to me looks like a showoff, a sort of “Look what we did with special effects, they didn’t have them in ’76; isn’t it much cooler this way, aren’t we better than them?” message from the movie’s producers.

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  2. Honestly, I have always loved the 1976 version of Carrie. I don’t much care for the sequels or the new Carrie. However, I never did get a chance to read the book itself. I was always the one that would rather watch the movie instead of reading the book. Nowadays, I am finding myself to do the opposite. Read the book first, then watch the movie.

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  3. It can be interesting when they decide to do a remake of a classic. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. When watching it for the first time, I tried to think of it as something disconnected from the original, instead of comparing. Because, like you mentioned new effects today and it’s a different world to the year it was made.

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  4. I’ve heard of Carrie before but never watched it. With the story about being a girl who’s a “loner” and backlash when things go bad, it sounds pretty perfect for a horror story! Good that Carrie doesn’t take what the bullies give, but I can imagine all sorts of wrong happening from it. Hope you liked the movie!

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