Carrie: Directed by Kimberly Peirce. With Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday. A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
“This movie is hardly a scene-by-scene account of Brian De Palma brilliantly u0026#39;Carrieu0026#39;. Yes, it impossible not to compare any remake to its original version, especially when the original is considered a classic. It is sad that with these daysu0026#39; shortage of originality, even a seemingly talented director such as Kimberly Peirce, succumbs to the commercial appeal of movie-making in the sole interest of monetary gain resulting in watered-down quality. Well, Iu0026#39;m not even sure if this movie will make its money back, given the mediocrity in all aspects of its quality. But then again, there are a lot of junks out there that make tons of money. All the efforts for the reimagining, whether it be an attempt to create a franchise or sequel or to modernize the narrative has totally undermined the essence of this otherwise compelling story. The destructiveness of social isolation, religious fanaticism, BULLYING, to name a few, underlined in Stephen Kingu0026#39;s novel were in no way conveyed effectively in this movie. There is a lack of connection in Moretzu0026#39;s performance and she is unconvincing as a socially deprived and awkward girl. Julianna Moore as always delivers a competent performance. But she can only carry the movie so far. As talented as Moretz is, she is a miscast for this movie. As such, the movie is moderately entertaining at best.”