4 responses

  1. Candice Frederick
    October 18, 2013

    i actually thought depalma’s version was pretty close to the book for the most part. as much as i like peirce, your review does nothing to encourage me to see this film. 🙁


  2. Bridget
    October 20, 2013

    I think I would give 2 1/2 to 3 sheep to “Carrie” 2013. They should have added Carrie and Margaret’s back stories in order to add meat to the story. Carrie was able to perform telekinesis as a baby and as a toddler. Put those stories in the movie and show Margaret going overboard in her beliefs that Carrie was a product of the devil.


  3. Nick
    October 20, 2013

    I don’t agree that De Palma’s version was close to the book at all, he changed the ending, and the names and personalities of some characters and lessened the destruction. Both versions deviated from the book quite a bit, and the new version was closer to the movie than the book.

    I completely agree that it was missing certain depth, and showing some back story definitely would have helped to support the ending.


  4. Chris Lindsay
    May 2, 2015

    I like your quote from the novel that Carrie is a “frog among swans.” I also agree with your summation of the film: “a remake that is quite far from being scary.” I wrote a short essay on Carrie called “A Warning to School Bullies.” If you would like to read it, here is the link: https://christopherjohnlindsay.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/carrie-2013/


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