Carrie – Movie Review

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The new version of Stephen King’s classic novel has arrived. Does it add it’s own spin on things? Or is it a retread of things we’ve already seen? Hit the jump to watch my full review…

Official Synopsis: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Review Summary: With this new version of Stephen King’s often-adapted novel, I’m given a reminder of Gus Van Sant’s attempt at Psycho. It was a wholly unnecessary experience that stole from a masterwork rather than honor it. This take on Carrie bares the same resemblance. It’s a tired, unneeded copy of Brian De Palma’s far superior work, with the small changes it makes adding nothing of significance.

Grade: C

Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde
Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content
Run Time: 100 min.

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