While I was on my extended drive to Strongsville, OH for Cinema Wasteland, the Carrie trailer hit online. This new adaptation of the Stephen King novel is directed by Kimberly Pierce and stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. Given the talent involved, I was interested in this. However, judging by this trailer, it looks like there isn’t anything new being brought to the table other than a modern telling of the story. Before I dig into it, let’s watch the trailer.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
So, that was that huh?
De Palma’s Carrie was a great, unapologetic portrait of teenagers and how they can push one of their peers to the edge. While there could still be an inkling of that in Pierce’s film, a director who I think was a good choice, I don’t see it anywhere in here. What I see here is what I saw in the remake with Angela Bettis and even a bit of The Rage: Carrie 2. This is probably a good thing that my expectations have been dropped to a sub-normal level as it looks like they will be marketing this to teenagers and I am probably not in their demographic. Keep in mind 2013’s Carrie hasn’t been rated yet but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was released as PG-13 on October 18th. It also doesn’t help matters much that the film was pushed back from March to October based off of what the studio calls is a busy March month. Do you guys remember any of the genre films, other than Stoker which some of you still haven’t had the opportunity to see, released in March? Didn’t think so.