“Carrie” is the story of a misfit high school girl who is plagued by relentless bullies and her religious zealot of a mother. Carrie, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, soon realizes she has telekinetic powers and uses them to punish her tormentors after a cruel prank at senior prom.
A remake of the film from 1976, “Carrie” stays true to the original script but fails to capture that horror movie feel many expected it to have. With no unexpected twists, director Kimberly Peirce missed her chance at modernizing an American horror classic, leaving some to wonder what the point of a remake was.
Emmy award winning actress Julianne Moore does a wonderful job in portraying Carrie’s mother, a woman crazed by too much religion.
Moretz plays her role well, although her murderous prom scene should have been more believable. The cruelty of the bullies is sure to evoke some type of emotion from viewers.
To younger audiences not familiar with the original story, it’s a great weekend movie with an interesting-enough storyline.
Older audiences, however, may be disappointed in the lack of plot changes and the lack of the campfire horror that captured so many years ago.
On a scale of 1 to 10, this movie deserves a 5.