I’m not thrilled about the remake of Carrie because I feel it’s just unnecessary; the Brian DePalma-directed original was well-done and sticks in the minds of anyone who has seen it. The only “justification” for filming the story again would be to stick closer to Stephen King‘s original novel — which is what I have been hearing about the reboot.
The other big plus for this version is the cast. I really think Chloë Grace Moretz is a talented young actress with a bright future ahead of her, and at age 15, she is perfect casting for the world’s most famous troubled teen, Carrie White. And no one can argue with Julianne Moore being in anything. Here, she will play Carrie’s religious-fanatic mother, Margaret. Moore is always a highlight of anything she is in, and her Oscar will be coming someday. (Er, I don’t expect it from this movie; but one never knows.)