Review – Carrie




22 October 2013, Singapore – I am a huge fan of Carrie, not just the movie, but the book by Stephen King and the 2 other remakes. I went into this movie with an open mind, and there have been remakes of classic horror movies that improves with time. This, unfortunately, is not one of them.

Awfully slow with redundant scenes, this movie makes you squirm in your seats wondering what are we waiting for. The result? Glee meets Final Destination. Annoying teenagers and eventually, dead teenagers.

Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore are bland in the movie. Judging from the lacklustre performance, they are definitely not gunning for an Oscar with their performance.

Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie White
Julianne Moore as Margaret White
Judy Greer as Miss Desjardin
Portia Doubleday as Chris Hargensen
Gabriella Wilde as Sue Snell
Ansel Elgort as Tommy Ross

Carrie is a 2013 American supernatural horror film. It is the third film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1974 novel of the same name, though MGM and Screen Gems, who are producing the film, employed a script that is reportedly more faithful to King’s original novel. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as the titular Carrie White, and Julianne Moore as Carrie’s mother, Margaret White. Following the initial announcement of March 15, 2013 as the release date, the film’s public launch was later postponed to October 18, 2013.

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