Movie remakes hardly ever offer anything of new value over their original counterparts unless there’s something specifically highlighted as being new. At most, they offer the opportunity to deliver classic stories to a whole new audience. At worst, they give the director a piece of the pie, figuratively speaking.
Directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry), the updated Carrie closely follows the setting of the 1976 original with a few changes. For instance, the embarrassing moment of Carrie’s (Chloë Grace Moretz) first menstrual period in the high school girl’s shower room is filmed on a smart phone and is shown to nearly everyone in school.Read more