Nothing really special, and yet another remake that we probably didn’t need. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched the original “Carrie.” I don’t remember much of it, but after watching the new version, I read the plot summery. Basically, there’s little difference between the two films. Aside from the injections of modern technology like cell phones and the internet, there’s not much new worth mentioning. The film itself is entertaining enough to keep my interest throughout, but knowing how the story ends, it kept me from investing too much into the characters. The acting overall is a bit bland, with only the two main roles featuring any acting of interest. And even then, Julianne Moore as Carrie’s mother never does much more than convince u that she’s the “evil crazy religious lady.” Chloe Grace Moretz has a more nuanced performance as Carrie, but with a role lacking a lot of dialog, her acting consists of a lot of flaring her nostrils and giving us a few wide-eyed stares.
**1/2 out of *****