The film business seems to be churning out remake after remake these days and most of the time there is no need for it. I have seen Total Recall and The Thing remakes/rehashed attempts recently and did not really enjoy them (see previous reviews – Total Recall and The Thing)

Don’t get me wrong there are a few out there that have made improvements or that I have enjoyed, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) being one but that could have just been down to Jessica Biel and a wet t-shirt.

 

But this latest remake, Carrie, is it needed? You could say that Carrie is a classic but I wouldn’t say it is exactly a great film. The film isn’t particularly scary, a hand coming out of a grave was the only bit that made me jump when I was younger, and the story told on film was slightly boring. I haven’t read it but the book by Stephen King of the same name was probably scarier, more atmospheric and what gave the film a higher profile.

This remake sees the title character Carrie played by Chloe Grace Moretz this time around, who appears to be hot property at the moment and starring in more films that seems humanly possible.

Will it be worth it, only time will tell but what we can expect is lots of blood and a burnt down school hall.

Here is the first trailer. Make your own mind up.

 

 

What do you think about remakes and what are your favourites and worst?

 

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