Watched the Carrie remake tonight and was disappointed. If the film had come out in a world that didn’t already have De Palma’s version, maybe it would have seemed less toothless, but the fact is the filmmakers knew what they were going to be compared to and totally dropped the ball. The script didn’t deviate enough to make it feel original, the performances were merely adequate… meh. De Palma’s version is just flat out superior, in every way.
And excuse me, but whoever decided to turn the climax into a cross between a Final Destination set piece and X-Men: First Class? You’re an idiot.