One could certainly argue that Brian De Palma’s brilliant “Carrie” remake doesn’t deserve a spot on Julianne Moore’s list of the best movies. After all, Kimberley Pierce’s 2013 adaptation doesn’t come close to matching the original’s impact. However, there is something appealing about Pierce’s version, which is very similar to the original, with some modern tweaks to place it in contemporary society.
Julianne Moore portrays a truly terrifying character as Carrie’s mother, Margaret White. She has kept her daughter amazingly sheltered all her life and was only recently forced by the government to stop homeschooling her. Margaret’s faith is extremely important to her, and she truly believes that the power of prayer can fix everything, which is what she bestowed upon her child, forcing Carrie into the prayer cupboard. everytime everywhere. As Margaret, Moore is scary indeed, but she is attached to humanity and the need to provide for her child. That makes her a rich and complex villain.
Pierce’s film barely recreates the wheel, but has some interesting visual effects, authentic horror moments, and Moore’s stellar performance. The story of “Carrie” is so great – a shy girl who discovers her power of drive when she’s being tortured on prom night – it’s thrilling to watch any repeat. “Carrie” also shows us that there’s nothing Moore can’t do, which is why this unfairly malicious remake is such a big part of the actresses’ filmography.
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