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October 22, 2013

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RVCBard

This is pretty much my reaction to it. I mean, this is not horrible like "Ghost Rider," but after seeing the remake and the original within a day of one another, I think that whoever made certain changes to the story....shouldn't have.

And it's unfortunate that Chloe Grace Moretz is mostly known as "Hit Girl" because, if I knew her from somewhere else (or nowhere else), I wonder if my reaction to her performance would have been the same.

JConks

No surprise here, but I'm a MASSIVE fan of Carrie. The book and the 1976 film. (I love PJ Soles so much!) We don't get the remake in NZ until November, but I keep reading about the changes made to the Margaret White character with some unease. Also, I wonder to what degree the changes subtlety reflect that gains that conservative Christians have made in the past 30 years. By making Margaret White crazy, you remove a lot of her agency, no? The original point was that Margaret's religious views themselves were abusive. It's culturally insensitive now (in the mainstream, anyway) to demonize somebody's religious beliefs. Not so in 1976.

That Fuzzy Bastard

I see your point, but I think you've miscalled how the movie is reacting to our times. After Columbine, you just can't make a movie where we're totally sympathizing with and cheering for a student who slaughters the kids who bullied her. A modern audience has a lot more experience with bullied kids who snap the way Carrie snapped, and we can't simply be on their side any more.

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