|Scary, isn't she?|
Before I get into my thoughts on the movie, I first want to give props to Chloe Grace Moretz on her take of this character. I've heard a lot of people say how she wouldn't be able to have the ability to break out of her most well known role as Hit Girl from Kick-Ass (2010), and Kick-Ass 2 (2013). I personally thought she played this character beautifully, emotion, demeanor and all. I think she is truly talented for her age and will definitely go a lot farther than just being Hit Girl.
Now, back to the movie. I personally thought that this remake portrayed the original very well. Obviously, with technology advancing and the way a lot of teenagers act nowadays changing, a lot of things have been altered to fit with the generation and the year, but that's expected. It'd be a little odd for everything to still take place in 1976. Each character kept true to its own from the original, and the flow and accuracy was pretty much on point, and even though the story is almost 40 years old, it still fits pretty well in the 21st century, luckily in time to be shown once again around Halloween.
|Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore as Carrie White and Mrs. White, respectively|
One of my personal favorites was Julianne Moore's portrayal of Carrie's mother. Julianne Moore will make you terrified of her character, with the abstract behavior, over obsession with with religious relics and scriptures, and self mutilation. It's amazingly disturbing, and personally better than Piper Laurie's portrayal.
The only issue I had with the movie was the ending. Not entirely, just slightly let down. As everyone waits for the hell that breaks loose once Carrie is utterly sabotaged and humiliated for the last time, the gore and destruction was a little.. flat. It didn't have to do with any special effects or CGI, and Moretz's performance was more than spectacular, there could have been more carnage, personally. As a huge fan of blood and gore, I was kind of hoping there would be more than teenagers hurled across the auditorium, or cars being hurled through the air. It's the 21st century. There needs to be heads flying through the air and people being ripped to shreds! But, of course this is only my personal opinion. It was a nice, emotional ending, but it could have been a little more, explicit.
That all being said, I truly enjoyed this remake just as much as I loved the original. I give it a B+, and can't wait for it to come out on Blu Ray. Carrie hit theaters just this past Friday so if you're looking for a good horror movie to celebrate the Halloween season, this movie is perfect for the occasion. I'm Nikki Mills, and I am a Fangirl.