Carrie movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This remake of Carrie executes the exact same product without any new intensions. Based on the novel by Stephen King, this horror movie focuses on supernatural powers, bullying and revenge.


Carrie, an outcasted teenage girl sheltered by her religious mother and bullied by her classmates, unleashes her telekinetic abilities on her prom night after a her classmate’s pull off a nasty prank.

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Movie details

Director: Kimberly Peirce
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Ansel Elgort, Portia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde, Alex Russell
Writer: Lawrence D. Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Release Date (Australia): 14 November 2013
Runtime: 100 minutes/1h 40m
Genre: Horror, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film features sequences in which a character uses supernatural powers to inflict death on several people. There are also disturbing scenes depicting the brief killing of a pig, bullying, a teenager menstruating in a school bathroom and a woman giving birth.

Violence (MA15+)

There are also depictions of blood sprays. The film features sequences of horror violence, including a character using supernatural powers to impale a woman with knives and inflict injuries on several people. These scenes are accompanied by blood sprays and blood detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains occasional coarse language, including use of the words “s**tty”, “f**king” and “**shole”.

Sex (M)

The film contains a brief sex scene with thrusting detail.

mpaa rating

R (for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The remake of Carrie sticks to the purpose of deliberately avoiding creating new ideas and just bluntly copying the classic, which just doesn’t work due to the change in the casting, cinematography and graphics. Therefore, to the majority of fans of Stephen King or simply just horror fans who loved the 1976 original, this one’s probably just a pointless mess leaving to the side and forgetting.

Whilst watching it, you get the feeling inside of you that you really wanna give it a good chance at having success in what it does because the young actress clearly has potential and people would love this kind of gore-style through the Final Destination movies. When it comes to being serious, Chloë Grace Moretz just isn’t fit for the role, because she delivers more of an unconvincing outcast character than a fragile teen you actually sympathise for.

The actual climax sequences we wait for throughout these disappointing remakes either improve or don’t, with 2013’s Carrie using too much CGI work to take seriously. With the new camerawork and the descent shots, they obviously could’ve tried to make this a terrifying horror movie but also create a powerful psychological aspect, too. This remake just points at bullying, revenge and executes watchable but flawed storytelling.

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