"Carrie" (Remake): Movie Review

("Carrie" The Movie, a remake of the 1976 film.)

I've seen the trailers for the remake of the classic 1976 film, "Carrie", and I just couldn't wait to see it. I was anxious to see a new & updated version of the original, with one of my all time favorite actresses (Julianne Moore) playing a big role in it.

Chloe Grace Moretz ("Carrie") is hardly new to Hollywood, as she's been acting since 2004 and she's only 16 years old. You might (or might not) remember her from the TV series "The Guardian" and "Dirty Sexy Money" or perhaps in the movie "Big Momma's House 2" or "500 Days of Summer". Personally, I never heard of her but after seeing her in the remake of "Carrie" last night, I'll never forget her. 

The Short Conclusion:
It was borderline okay/good. It wasn't "Oh my gosh, ya gotta see it!" good, so don't be sad if you have to wait until it's out on DVD or Netflix. 

The Long Conclusion:
The movie is an updated version of the classic, so there was a lot of modern day stuff like texting, YouTube, taking pictures/videos of with cell phones, etc. The movie had ups & downs for me. Whenever Chloe & Julianne (Carrie & Carrie's mom) were acting a scene together, there were amazing moments of brilliant acting. Then in the next scene, I felt like I was watching an after school special for anti-bullying. It was up & down. Didn't have a consistent feeling or flow for me.

The one thing I did like about the film was that it was fast-moving. It seemed like we only watched 20-30 mins of the movie, when in reality, it was probably over an hour. (The move is 92 minutes long.) 

The original is much scarier and just..well...a classic. 
This remake is an okay upgrade of the film.

I'm looking forward to seeing more acting from Chloe Grace Moretz in the future, as I believe her acting was great in the film, as well as Julianne Moore's as usual. It was the high school scenes that made me feel like I was watching "Mean Girls" all over again and brought down the overall feel of it for me. 

I saw on IMDB.com that it got rated 6.6 out of 10 stars...that's pretty spot-on accurate. More than a 6, less than a 7. Yea, I'm gonna have to agree with that score.

1 comments:

CRAIG MARSHALL said...

Chloe Grace Moretz' claim to fame is as "Hit-Girl" in the" Kick-Ass" movie series. She was amazing and very funny in that role.

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