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Carrie review

Carrie is one of those rare stories that never seems to change no matter how many times it’s retold, which is strange considering how drastically different remakes tend to be.

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This version of Carrie brings the story into the modern era by using camera phones and YouTube, but, considering how much media attention cyber bullying has gotten recently, it seems like a missed opportunity that it isn’t really explored here in any great depth.

As one of those rare people who enjoy remakes of old movies, I don’t usually think that there isn’t a point in remaking a film, but this movie is so close to what came before that it is kind of boring.

20131104-202226.jpgThere has been a lot of criticism about Chloe Grace Moretz playing Carrie. The main problem seems to be her looks, but it’s naive to think that no matter how bad your upbringing is that you’ll be well adjusted and fit in just because you’re attractive. The real concern should have been that Moretz made her name playing a crime fighter in Kick-Ass and may not be convincing as a victim. However, she still managed to believably play the awkward, scared, withdrawn Carrie.

Unfortunately, most of the characters around her are not played so well. The majority of the other students at her school seemed to have nothing else on their minds but Carrie. Their world totally revolved around her, whether that means helping her or destroying her.

As a result they come across extremely two dimensional. For example, Chris, the school bitch, was one of the most unredeemable characters in recent cinema, she was pure one sided evil and would have been more believable had she been trying to blow up Gotham City.

Julianne Moore plays Carrie’s unhinged over the top mother and she plays the part well. The relationship between the two characters is so central to the story and it really was done justice by the two actresses.

car-rieBesides Carrie and her mother, the only character that seems genuine and real is Ms Desjardin played by Judy Greer. The character is basically the teacher that should be in every school, minus a few outbursts, she seems to really look out for her students and want them to do the right thing.

It’s hard to say if Carrie could ever be considered scary. Even though it’s labelled a horror films it’s more like a tragic story about bullying and child abuse. Still, teenagers will relate to the misunderstood Carrie and if Chloe Moretz plays her cards right maybe Samuel L. Jackson will recruit Carrie to the Avengers, because this version of the character has gotten a serious power upgrade.

Do you like movie remakes? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Has Batman got a new Robin?

It’s been over a month since Damian Wayne, the latest character to put on the icon Robin costume, was killed in the pages of Batman Incorporated #8, but it seems that DC have already announced his replacement. Or have they?
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Ever since his death fans have been wondering if there would be the new Robin or if Damian would recover, while most people thought the title would go to Harper Row, who has been assisting Batman since before Damian’s death, it seems that DC may be taking an unexpected turn by introducing Carrey Kelley into the mainstream DC Universe for the first time.

Carrie Kelley was the first ever female Robin, but until now she only existed in an alternate timeline future were she assists an aged Batman in his fight again a gain called the Mutants. She was created by Frank Miller in his series The Dark Knight Returns, which was turned into an animated film last year. The movie may explain DC’s decision to bring her into the New 52 universe.
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Kelley will be introduced as a college student in the upcoming Batman and Red Robin comic. While DC have not said that she will become the next Robin, writer Peter Tomasi has confirmed that ‘she is here to stay’. Promo pictures have shown her in the Robin costume, but she is at a fancy dress party. This could be a subtle nod to the original story, where she buys a Robin costume to dress up and help Batman.

What do you think? Are you excited to see Carrie Kelley in the New 52? Did you like Frank Miller’s story? Do you think Kelley will become the next Robin? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.


The Green Hornet

Green Hornet started out as a radio drama and then, in the depression, it became a popular comic series.  It stood out because it’s different than other comic stories.  Okay so the main characters a rich guy, like Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne, but he has a sidekick that actually kicks more ass than he does, plus this sidekick isn’t even American yet he fights to protect the American people from criminals.

On the 14th of January, aka this Friday, Seth Rogan’s film adaptation of the Green Hornet comes to cinemas.  Rogan, along with Evan Goldberg, wrote the movie and also stars in it.  Cameron Diaz plays a key role in the film, her character is the brains of the whole operation, but she doesn’t know it.  Jay Chou plays the ass kicking sidekick, Kato.

For most of Chou’s career he’s been told that he can’t act, he doesn’t have the presence, he doesn’t have an expressive face, etc.  From what I’ve seen so far, I’d have to agree with the many critics that have slated his previous performances.  I just hope his lack of emotion doesn’t take too much away from the actual film.

To promote the movie, Seth Rogan guest starred in an episode of MythBusters.  The episode tested two of the stunts preformed in the movie.  Adam and Jamie tested what would happen if you were buried in your car.  Tory, Carrie and Grant looked into the car getting cut in half scene, which looks great.  Keep an eye out for that episode because it sounds really good, like most episodes of MythBusters.

Green Hornet is the first superhero movie to come out in 2011 so for that reason alone you really should see it, but, despite some subpar acting, it looks fun and exciting.  Don’t take my word for it watch the trailer below and let me know what you think by commenting and voting below.