Written January 31, 2015
This reboot of Carrie is a modern take on the original novel with a lot of material from the first movie thrown in.
The main actors do a decent job, but some of the supporting cast were a little painful to watch.
Carrie is mostly faithful to the book throughout most of the movie. For the climax through the conclusion, It decides to follow in the footsteps of the previous movie as opposed to staying true to the novel. That's a shame as the original story hasn't been faithfully told as of yet. Not presenting the anti bullying message found in Stephen King's Carrie is a very relevant missed opportunity.
With modern technology, Carrie could easily have reproduced the grander scale climax of the novel instead of the watered down version presented in this movie.
If you want to see a "horror" movie this Halloween, Carrie is the only fresh face this year.
There's nothing during or after the credits
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Written October 02, 2014
Although the special effects were cool - the originally is definitely better. It was actually kind of boring. I think producers should've capitalized on the book version and really blow the movie out of the box; however they choose to do a modern watered down version of the original. I was so disappointed I went home and watch the original. With that said, stop re-making classic horrors unless it can be improved ...... just stop!
Written October 18, 2013
I didn't like the original *gasp!* but I went with my teen last night because she's a huge Chloe fan. I was a little worried about content, but having read the book I knew what to expect and there weren't any surprises in that regard.
It's a beautifully shot film, that does drag in a few places, but so did the original. The actors do a good job at coming off as genuine most of the time, but Chloe is always pretty whereas Sissy was always painful to watch.
Overall, it's the same premise but a different movie with a much more satisfying ending.
Written October 01, 2014
I'm not a big fan of remakes but this one I am. The acting was excellent. The build-up was awesome! They really did a fantastic job with Carrie!
Written September 22, 2014
I saw this movie on opening night. It was not nearly as crowded as I expected it to be. Overall I enjoyed the acting and scenes in the movie. To me, it seems like a much darker version of the movie 'Matilda' in the fact that she has disfunctional parents and has these powers that she uses, however, Matilda uses them for good, whereas Carrie uses them for bad in the end. Overall a very good movie.