Tuesday, October 27, 2015

13 Days of Halowe'en Day 9

Carrie (remake)

plot: After being bullied by the girls in her school, a shy girl learns that she has telekinesis. One of the girls; Sue, feels guilty, and tries to make up for her part in the bullying, by letting Carrie go to the prom with her boyfriend. But Chris, one of the worst of the bullies, had video taped the incident, and after getting caught, is banned from the prom. Chris takes revenge by setting a trap for Carrie, which involves rigging the prom votes and a bucket of blood. Carrie soon turns her high school humiliation into a town wide disaster.

This is the 2013 thriller starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

Well...I watched this online, and it didn't really have many differences from the original 1976 movie version. I did think the ending of the pregnant nightmare was an interesting way to come full circle in the story though. 
I was glad to see, that they did not over do it with modern technology in this version. The use of cell phones and internet as props were kept to a minimum. I don't think you can make a movie that will hold up over time, when you over run it with gadgets. It dates something worse then any bad fashion/hairdo could.

I would have loved to have seen some more back story for Moore's character of the mother. For instance, there is a scene where she has to deal with a customer in her shop and she starts to slice her leg open under the counter while the customer rambles on. Why? I would love to have been given a few scenes where we learned more about what made her the way she was.

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