“Carrie”October 26th, 2013 at 10:49 am by Sy Becker under A Look at the Movies
1 hour 40 minutes
Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer
I think it was Stephen King who might have said, hell hath no fury like a bullying victim with supernatural powers. A victim by the name of “Carrie”.
Strangely enough, this creepy re-make of the 1976 horror classic is more relevant today in this millennial era of really mean girls. “Carrie” can’t even feel confident about her special powers.
Chloe Grace Moretz suffers up a storm while her evil classmates gloat with lip smacking sadistic glee.
“Carrie’s” demented mom, Julianne Moore, can’t help being a religious fanatic. Moore, as mentally unhinged as the role demands, brings new meaning to being locked in the closet for your own good.
How far can her tormentors push this unstable wallflower before “Carrie” cuts loose with a terrible vengeance?
Hardly anything in this respectable re-make tops the original, but on its own terms, this “Carrie” still leaves you cringing.
Don’t expect to see the same shower scene nudity that shocked audiences nearly forty years ago. The reason is simple. Sissy Spacek was 27 when she played “Carrie”. Chloe Grace Moretz is barely sixteen.
Stop by and say Hi to “Carrie”. And see why this re-make plays well enough with 3 stars.
Though it’s not exactly the film to see on prom night.