Carrie: a disappointing remake that unveils a talented young actress

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Carrie is a re-imagining 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.

After watching the premiere of Carrie at Grand Cinemas, I kept asking myself “Why destroy a Stephen King classic?”.

The movie is not a bad one at all, if you’re a teenager who never read the story or watched the 1976 film. I remember having trouble sleeping for a couple of days after watching the original movie for the first time (don’t mock me I was barely 15 years old).

However the 2013 remake was just… funny. And Julianne Moore, what the **** are you doing in this movie! I mean, I was really surprised to see such a famous actress join such an amateur cast.

Moore plays Carrie’s mother, a deeply religious woman, who wants to protect Carrie from evil and from the devil, well ***here be spoilers*** she fails miserably, both to impress by her performance and to play the role as she should have.

However, the movie does have a (surprisingly) positive side to it : Chloe Grace Moretz’s perforamnce. The girl is only 15 years old and plays Carrie White excellently.

The young actress is very convincing and her shift from an innocent schoolgirl to a mad telekinetic girl is literally what kept me on my seat (barely).

So be advised: when watching Carrie, don’t expect some “SAW” or “Blair Witch Project” kind of horror, just sit back, enjoy your popcorn (and your company) and have a few laughs.