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I find this film more poor the more I think about it.
Chloe Grace Moretz is a fairly obvious choice for Carrie giving her own coming of age, repertoire of ballsy roles etc etc. However, she is far too pure and juvenile looking for the role in my opinion. Comparing this to the original, Sissy Spacek is what made the film. She encompasses all of the twisted psychosis that little, naive Chloe Moretz lacks.
However, Julianne Moore as Mrs White is absolutely fantastic. Her self flaggellation, psychotic eyes and rough ageing (exposed for all to see) has made her a character to be truly feared.
The film itself is modernised by the recognition of social media and some mediocre CGI but other than that the remake brought nothing new.
In the tradition of Stephen King's writing transferred to the silver screen, the characters are two dimensional tropes that are never explored enough for the audience to connect with on any level.
In this regard, the film is dull, predictable (there is no real different direction to that of Brian De Palma's film) and dare I say, pointless.
Somehow, the first movie made me feel sorry for Carrie, but this one made me hate her. And it feels that this move is supposed to be for teenage audiences only.
I completely agree with genheron though, I totally loved Julianne Moore as Mrs White.
Not terrible, actually, but not very good either. I did enjoy it, even if some effects and deaths were incredibly ridiculous, and so were some of Carrie's faces. Though who am I to judge a girl when she's surrounded by a flock of floating books, right?
Nice enough, don't regret paying for it and wasn't disappointed. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised how much better Gabriella Wilde was in this than in The Three Musketeers
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