Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz) is an introverted withdrawn teen who doesn't really interact with any of her schoolmates as she often uses her bizarre supernatural powers for her own good. Her mother Margaret White (Julianne Moore) is another strange devotee of god who often comprehends everything as a sin in everything she or her daughter does.
Under these unusual circumstances, Carrie gets bullied by her classmates while having her first menstrual period. Occupied with her reticent behaviour, Carrie does nothing about the whole incident and eventually gets support from the school's management. Finding this as an serious assault, the management decides to punish every girl involved in this situation which leads to an intolerant revenge narrative.
For the most part, Carrie can be called as an uneven ride, though it started on a promising note with some spooky and surprising jump scares, the second act was completely a let down filled with dreary storyline which was dragged to a certain extent. The final act picked up the pace and was slightly enjoyable with all the bloodletting startling kills.
Furthermore, the storyline was feeble and fragile. I understand that bullying is a prevalent topic of our generation but constructing a movie on a singular precise subject can lead to distress. The original 1976 movie might be a spectacular one (though I didn't get a chance to watch it) but re-telling an unwanted anemic story is unnecessary.
Rant apart, on the whole I'm not completely disappointed with the movie. Director Kimberly Pierce had done a decent job in delivering few exhilarating sequences. The climax revenge scene was gratifying and the VFX is agreeable.
Julianne Moore's performance was terrifying as it was completely strange and uneasy to look at. Moretz was okay in her role, her expressions and appearance didn't really freak me out in the climax which is a deficient thing when you carry the whole movie.
Overall, Carrie is not a suspenseful gruesome thriller, it had done okay in few parts and was completely boring for the most part. I certainly don't recommend watching it in theatres, but if you're up for doing something which passes your time, give it a try. I'l go with two out of five stars for this unwanted modernised remake.
My Rating - 2/5
Grade - C (Meh! Probably a rental)
-By Surya Komal aka KM