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Carrie (2013)

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Carrie (2013)


Chloë Grace Moretz
Julianne Moore

Directed by Kimberly Price

I have not seen the original nor the made for TV remake, I haven’t read the Stephen King’s 1974 book of the same name either, so this movie to me is the first introduction to the Carrie franchise. To be honest it didn’t leave a lasting taste in my mouth, I soon forgot about the movie the moment I was done seeing it mostly because the movie looked like an over budget B-movie.

In this remake Chloë Grace Moretz plays the titular Carrie White, and Julianne Moore plays Carrie's mother, Margaret White. Both of them were way over their heads in this movie, their acting to me was below the R-rating that the movie was trying to present and to be honest this movie was not scary at all.
There was nothing horrific about the movie and Chloë Grace Moretz didn’t deliver. In the movies, Kick Ass 1 & 2 and Hugo (2011), she was just in a league of her own making her a name to watch out for in the future, but here I believe she was not well suited for the role, and the director didn’t do his job right. Her portrayal and use of her telekinesis powers were just not cool to see.
I wonder if the director sat down to watch other movies which portrayed the use of telekinesis because if he did he would have done a better job in the requirements of how Moretz displayed it.

The movie is about a girl named Carrie who happened to be born to a mother who has serious mental issues. She believes the whole world is corrupt and she and Carrie were the only ones going to make heaven. To add to that she loves to cut herself and bang her head on the wall. Yeah! She was a real nut case.

Carrie’s thinking and growing up was affected by her mother’s mental disorder, causing the girl to live isolated from school and be more like a loner, causing her to be an object to bully. In her time alone she discovered that she had certain powers, telekinesis, which only comes out when she is angry, she started to train herself on how to use her powers, but her anger always seems to have the upper hand.

As the third remake of this movie I believe that this movie was totally not necessary, it has killed any thought in me to see any of the old originals. Carrie is not a bad movie to see, but it is not a great movie either, you may enjoy the whole sentiment that came with the movie, but I doubt if you will rate this movie high.


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