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Carrie remake trailer arrives

Carrie2013.jpgThe full trailer for the remake of Carrie has arrived and I'm disappointed, very disappointed. There's no suspense or build-up coming through the trailer and it feels like we're seeing far too much. It's more like a collection of cool scenes from the film with a few character explanations on the way.

I have a lot more hope for the film itself though, after all it was directed by Kimberly Peirce and stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, and it has a great story behind it from Stephen King, but is that going to be enough? Am I giving too much to the trailer?

For those of you who haven't read the book or haven't seen the 1976 original, and excellent, film of Carrie here's the blurb for the Carrie remake:

A re-imagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White ('Chloë Grace Moretz' ), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King.

Well the blurb almost tells you it all but then there's no real surprise as who doesn't know the story of Carrie and it's not that it's one filled with huge plot turns and multiple threads. Don't get me wrong though as it is a great story and a very good film because the core is about people, about a troubled teenager, a mother-daughter relationship, about bullying and retribution, about how you should treat others, all this lies within the core of the horror film.

Yet the trailer isn't as effective as I hoped it would be, but before I start talking about that let's look at the TrailerAddict trailer which shows us the new Carrie:

There are a couple of things that make me feel that the trailer isn't as strong as it could be, one is the following line which grates with me somewhat:

"If I can concentrate hard enough I can make things move."

I heard this in the teaser and it annoyed me then, it stands out as an over explanation and doesn't really seem like we need it, or perhaps that's because I assume everyone does know the story of Carrie and we can see what's happening in the trailer anyway. I don't know why we need the character telling us what she can do when we're seeing it in the trailer anyway.

Also we do see her doing things in the trailer, in fact we see her doing everything in the trailer. Early on we're into the footage from the Prom night and we see a lot of shots of it, including events afterwards where we can see her taking to the streets. Isn't this all a bit too much? Shouldn't it have built to the Prom, shown us something terrible was about to happen, revealed she was about to let loose and then leave the rest for the film?

Well the trailer makers didn't think so. At least we know the entire story now before going into the film.




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