I did not manage to watch the old Brian DePalma’s 1976 version of Carrie but I am a fan of Chloë Grace Moretz so naturally I was very excited about this remake.
The film is centered around this high school outcast teen Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz) who nurtures her power of telekinesis, while constantly being picked on by her school mates and there’s the usual dose of bad parenting from a mentally unstable mother Margaret (Julianne Moore) to make things worse.
Everything for her was perfect until she got pranked on prom night. Hell hath no fury than a teenage girl scorned.
I felt the plot wasn’t strong enough which didn’t compel me to want to review it deeper.
BUT I really want to point out how the little things that are weave in between scenes that really caught my attention. Take for example how each time Carrie gets agitated, things around her start to move. Or even the tiny details such as act of love and concern from her gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) also caught my attention.
So it’s not so much the effects but the little details that made the essence of the movie for me. Oh and of course having Chloë Grace Moretz in it makes it a must see for me!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Extra rating for babe factor: 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Totally Biased!
By Ken Koh
Carrie opens in cinemas 24 Oct 2013
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