Running Time: 100 minutes
Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Judy Greer
A reboot of the Stephen King novel, Carrie, tells the tale of a shy and recluse girl, Carrie (Moretz) who has been sheltered by her religious mother, Margaret (Moore). After an incident in school, Sue Snell (Wilde) feels bad for being part of the incident and asks her boyfriend, Tommy (Elgort) to ask Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile, Carrie slowly discovers that she possesses telekinesis abilities, but will she be able to control her newly discovered abilities?
As a fan of the 1976 version of the film, I was rather impressed by this reboot. It stayed true to the novel, and managed to convey the emotions and intentions of the main characters, especially with Carrie and Margaret. It’s the route that was less taken from previous remakes. There was more gore than previous versions but it benefited well because the imagery from Stephen King’s writing was brought to live. However, the CGI was a tad bit excessive at moments. On the other hand, the cast delivered a solid performance, with standout performances from Julianne Moore, and surprisingly Portia Doubleday (from Go On).
Overall, a great reboot of a classic horror story. Recommended to those who are fans of Stephen King novels, and those looking for a light horror-teen-angsty kind of film.
Rating: 6 out of 10