Blu-ray Review: CARRIE - It Ain’t Subtle - Movies In Focus
Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie can be accused of many things, subtlety, however is not one of those things. It’s always tough trying to adapt a Stephen King novel for the screen, but it’s even more difficult when that novel has already been adapted into a classic horror by an in-his-prime Brian De Palma. Perice’s film follows the same tale as the novel and original film, as Carrie White (Chloe Moretz) begins to break away from her over-bearing mother (Julianne Moore), when she discovers that she has supernatural powers. However, bullying from her school peers becomes unbearable – and then she takes her revenge. Carrie is proficiently made. The visuals are slick enough and the film ticks all the right boxes to make it suitable for a teen audience, but there’s nothing there for older viewers. Peirce tries to update Carrie by throwing in things like video phone and youtube, but none of it rings true. It’s as if Pierce is attempting to be ‘hip’ but failing miserably. Performance-wise, things are off. Everything seems to be over-played, meaning that anything that could potentially feel reals comes off as if it’s from a teenage television drama. There’s no nuance (highly evident from the [...]