Carrie [2013 REVIEW]

Carrie 2013

The remake of the 1976 classic film Carrie opened in UK cinemas two weeks ago, and the new version doesn't even come close to the original version. So don't bother.

Here's how they match up.

Carrie

2013: Chloe Grace Moretz, age 16, three prior films

1976: Sissy Spacek, 27 years old, 30 prior films

Margaret White (Mom)

2013: Julianne Moore (looks just like Piper Laurie)

1976: Piper Laurie (looks just like Julianne Moore)

Plot

2013: Carrie is made fun of Carrie is made fun of at school and gets covered in blood at her high school prom.

1976: Carrie is made fun of Carrie is made fun of at school and gets covered in blood at her high school prom.

Bullying scene

Carrie has her first period in her high school showers and is made fun of by her classmates.

Carrie has her first period in her high school showers and is filmed on a mobile by one of her classmates.

Ally

2013: Carrie's gym teacher, who comes to her aid on several occasions.

1976: Carrie's gym teacher, who comes to her aid on several occasions.

Color of Carrie's prom dress

2013: Pink, then blood red after pig's blood is dumped on her.

1976: Pink, then blood red after pig's blood is dumped on her.

Soon to be big star

2013: Handsome Australian Alex Russell, who plays one of Carrie's tormentor's boyfriends, could be the next Brad Pitt.

1976: John Travolta and Amy Irving, and we know how their careers turned out.

Director

2013: Kimberly Peirce, her third film, she is most famous for directing Hilary Swank's Oscar-winning performance in 2008's Boys Don't Cry.

1976: Brian De Palma, not very famous, Carrie upped his profile and he went on to direct Dressed to Kill, Blowout and Scarface.

Ending

2013: Carrie's house crumbles into the ground. One her classmates visits her grave and the headstone starts to crumble. Silly.

1976: Carrie's house crumbles into the ground. One of her classmates goes to the plot where the house used to be and reaches her hand out. A hand comes up from the ground and grabs her. Terrifying.

Reception of film

2013: What was the point?

1976: Classic.