Carrie is a remake of the 70’s classic horror film based on the Stephen King novel in which a bullied teenage girl with telekinesis goes berserk at prom.
Let’s be clear, there’s no reason to remake Carrie. The original was more than adequate, and King has a ton of other stories that can be adapted. Not only are they remaking it, but the filmmakers are being fairly true to the original. I see no reason, other than money, to remake this. No artistic reason, like “We want to be truer to the original story” or some such shit.
That said, making money is a noble endeavor, so I forgive them.
The story is about a young girl named Carrie. She is tormented in school by the cool girls, and beaten by her ultra religious mother at home. But she has a secret. Carrie can move things with her mind.
When the popular girls play a prank on Carrie by getting a popular guy to take her to prom, and having her crowned prom queen only to have a bucket of pigs blood ruin the moment, Carrie loses her shit and kills them all with her telekinetic powers.
If you didn’t know that already I’m sorry for spoiling it, but at the same time pull your head out of your rear and come out of the cave.
This unnecessary remake comes from Kimberly Pierce, who will no doubt say that her being a woman gives her a better understanding of the kind of pressure or something that a young girl goes through and really ‘gets it’ or some such nonsense. She directed Boys Don’t Cry and Stop-Loss, so… whatever. That doesn’t really make her a horror genius.
The story is based on Stephen King’s novel. But updated for modern problems. I’m sure that’ll make a big difference. Still, it was an amazing movie for its day, I was a young lad when Carrie first came out. I understood the bullying she took, the fake friendship and terrible asshole school kids tormenting her, but it took a while to figure out the beginning of the movie, when she came out of the girls show bleeding from her private area. I was only 10 when I saw Carrie, why girls bled down there was a mystery to me.
Carrie maybe the first movie I saw that had boobies in it, that opening shower scene was epic. Does this mean Chloë Moretz will be nude in the movie? I guess so, if they are keeping it original to the script. YES!
Movie Release Date
Look for Carrie, March 15, 2013.
Who’s In It?
Chloë Grace Moretz … Carrie White
Julianne Moore … Margaret White
Judy Greer … Miss Desjardin
Gabriella Wilde … Sue Snell
Alex Russell … Billy Nolan
Max Topplin … Jackie Talbott
Portia Doubleday … Chris Hargensen
Michelle Nolden … Estelle Parsons
Cynthia Preston … Eleanor Snell
What’s Good About It?
The original Carrie is a classic, and while many people think King is a hack, he knows suspense. The premise is basic but good and has inspired a ton of science fiction and horror tales since it’s release in the 1970s. I also think it is relevant for todays kids, so you can see what happens when you BULLY THE WRONG PERSON. Think about it next time you pick on someone, you could DIE!
What’s Bad About It?
We’ve seen so many parodies and ripoffs of Carrie over the years that there’s essentially no chance this one will be anything worth seeing.
Our Clever Prediction
I don’t anticipate Carrie being a great film, but it’s horror and Chloe Grace Moretz is coming along as an actress, so it might not suck too much. It might even make some money. They have the strength of the original and Stephen King’s name to trade on. Might work.