Chloe Grace Moretz
All that aside, in classic King fashion, there are cool ideas that simply go nowhere. Telekinesis was bar none the coolest aspect of this film. I would have loved to understand how she just came by it all of a sudden, and aside from her going all Dark Phoenix at the end, I would have much rather seen her do more than levitate her bed, books and beat the shit out of her mom. Julianne Mooreís character (Carrieís mom) was also an interesting idea that just went all over the damn place with little reasoning. The opening sequence was nuts, but I didnít understand why she was willing to kill her own daughter. Hell, I still donít. She goes on about sin, and men being evil, and I think being raped, but her trail of incoherent ramblings is missing a few breadcrumbs. I wanted to know why Carrie was being home-schooled, why suddenly she wasnít, where all this hate was coming from, and why everyone in the neighborhood seemed apt to bully her (even little Billy from down the street was calling her crazy Carrie).
CARRIE is a useless remake, like most remakes these days. Props for giving it an R rating, for delivering a gruesome symphony of death in the final act, and for giving me a reason to watch Chloe Grace Moretz for a couple hours (I love her). Thatís my other big problem with this flick. Chloe Grace Moretz is hot. Hang onÖnope, I donít any sirens so weíre good. Yes, I feel a little icky saying that, but there it is. Bottom line, I couldnít take Carrie seriously. You donít go from Hit Girl to Carrie, and when she cleans herself up at the end for prom, damn. And then thereís Prom. I couldnít help but shake my head at how the story went with Prom. As good Samaritan-like as it was, no chick would give up Prom for the loser she was bullying, I donít care how bad she felt, and she especially wouldnít get her boyfriend to take this other girl instead. In what universe that sounded plausible, I have no idea, but itís a laughable concept.
Alternate Ending: Ugh. The ugly truth here is that neither ending is especially good, so it really doesnít matter which one you watch.
Deleted/Alternate Scenes: Ten minutes worth and again, nothing especially competing, but yet again, they never usually are. And is it me, or is the director seem annoying as hell.
Tina on Fire Stunt Double Dailies: A short bit on how the pyrotechnics work for the finale. It looked great to me.
Creating CARRIE: A making-of feature that plays out with the cast and crew trying to justify the remake. Sorry folks, Iím not drinking the pigís blood flavored Kool-Aid.
The Power of Telekinesis: If only this was properly explored. Sigh.
Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise: This coolass viral was the best thing about this movieÖand as great as it is, thatís still not a good thing.
Previews: We get some trailers, as well as a DVD and Ultraviolet Copy of the film.