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Carrie (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
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I will never forget reading Stephen King's Carrie., nor will I ever forget watching the movie Carrie (1976). I am not a fan of remakes, or reboots. I find them pointless when the original is indisputably a classic. I will admit when I received the email from Netflix that the 2013 rendition of Carrie was on line, I was a little excited, maybe it was because it is October, and there a few horror movies worth the watch.
I think everyone knows the synopsis of the film (novel). Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be a normal and go to her senior prom. But another act--of ferocious cruelty--turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget.
It is a simple plot, but so packed full with depth and underlying themes that are so uncomplicated they are genius.
I was prepared to dislike the remake. The original had Sissy Spacek as Carrie, and Piper Laurie as Margaret White, Carrie's mother. The two carried the movie. Their acting is what made the movie such a success. Laurie was amazing. Creepy. I had nightmares from her performance as a religious heretic, a Bible thumping fanatic. Spacek was so timid and shy, so pathetic and weak. I could never imagine anyone else playing either role nearly as well. I remember trying to watch other movies with Spacek, and just couldn't do it. She scared me. Even though she was never the evil in the story.Read more ›
To not compare this film to the original is impossible. Brian De Palma's version is an immersive experience, a psychological assault on the mind, you feel what Carrie White feels. Chloe Grace Moretz is an incredible actress, but her Carrie doesn't quite project her fears and emotions into us like Sissy Spacek's did.
In Kimberly Peirce's Carrie, the mother(played by Julianne Moore) nearly lacks the controlling dominance the original had over Carrie, Chloe Grace Moretz's Carrie right from the start doesn't hardly fear her mother, but instead shes defiant towards her, hates her, and this is what separates this new Carrie from the original. Brian De Palma's Carrie FEARS and Kimberly Peirce's Carrie HATES.
For the most part the majority of the middle of this film plays out almost identically to that of De Palma's, the actors are the only real difference. Some of the new actors are good and some are just terrible, like Judy Greer(Miss Desjardin / the P.E. teacher), she sounds so week and juvenile when shes speaking her lines it's hard to take her seriously as an authority figure.
Lets fast forward to the prom scene.Read more ›
Those who have seen the 1976 original directed by Brian De Palma know the story. It is about a 17-year-old girl Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), bullied and abused, who suddenly discover that she has a special power. In the meanwhile, a girl banned from the prom concocts a plan with her boyfriend, to humiliate Carrie in front of the students.
The director is Kimberly Peirce of "Boys Don't Cry" fame, and she clearly thinks, rightly, that "Carrie" is more than just a scary tale. It is also a sad coming-of-age story about a lonely soul, and Chloë Grace Moretz becomes one in a very convincing way - when the film does not overuse the special effects.
For visual effects are a little disappointing during and after the famous prom scene. Also, Chloë Grace Moretz, talented as she is, may be a little miscast as Carrie White, who looks less creepy and menacing than the one played by Sissy Spacek.
As you expect, Julianne Moore steals scenes as Carrie's abusive mother, but the rest of the supporting players are not very memorable. After all it is Carrie who takes the center stage, but what she does there is no longer astonishing or shocking.
Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie White) and Julianne Moore (Margaret White) give a solid performance and make their leading characters their own. Judy Greer (Miss Desjardin), Ansel Elgort (Tommy Ross), Gabriella Wilde (Sue Snell), Alex Russell (Billy Nolan) and Portia Doubleday (Chris Hargensen) give a solid performance and make their secondary characters their own. Director Kimberly Peirce does an excellent job focusing on the mother and daughter relationship, as well as the bullying aspect of the story. Composer Marco Beltrami delivers an incredible score which is hauntingly beautiful and unique in its own way. Cinematographer Steve Yedlin does a phenomenal job with the visuals throughout the film. There are a lot of scenes that are psychologically disturbing and emotionally moving -- it definitely makes you feel for Carrie.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like the original from the 70s with Sissy Spacek, but this one was okay.Published 7 days ago by Altovise Pruitt
I enjoyed it. It's really the same story with a modern version of it. The kids have cell phones and post videos online. You did not see that in the old version. Read morePublished 9 days ago by T. Franceschi
Not a good remake the original is the best one. Not a fan of this movie.Published 11 days ago by jassamin khoshbakht
Pretty good for a remake. The original was much better, or better yet the book.Published 12 days ago by Shannon L Adams
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|The Omitted Faithful Scenes? Are they coming?||
Yeah, I understand what you mean. I think something happened during post-production. The original screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was a lot different and more faithful to the Stephen King novel. His entire screenplay was re-written! I've heard two rumors from those who worked on the film:... Read More
Jan 23, 2014 by Busy Doin' Nothin | See all 4 posts
|Demand a directors cut!||
According to Samantha Weinstein [Heather], the prom scene had some really creepy stuff that was unfortunately cut during post-production, like some "dancing" dead students. My source is not completely certain about this detail or its placement within the film. But it was either in a... Read More
Mar 26, 2014 by Busy Doin' Nothin | See all 2 posts
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