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It is unfortunate to see that many reviews have been less than favorable for one of the most anticipated Horror reboots this year. Rottentomatoes.com is a step ahead with some reviews before the big release in the US today, the site’s consensus reads:

“It boasts a talented cast, but Kimberly Peirce’s “reimagining” of Brian De Palma’s horror classic finds little new in the Stephen King novel — and feels woefully unnecessary.”

Carrie, has received a series of negative reviews ahead of its release in the US today

“Carrie” has received a series of negative reviews ahead of its release in the US today

Even though it appears that director Kimberley Peirce’s remake was made with her own visual style and thematic emphasis, the film still failed at breathing new life in to the 1976 cult classic. GeekShizzle mentioned before that horror fans know the story beat-for-beat and there is a bit more expected this time round to impress audiences. Even though critics are not blown away by the remake, general moviegoers seem to enjoy Peirce’s efforts. The buzz around the internet to see the remake has been overwhelming,  horror films are earning exceptionally well at the box office this year with many successful titles keeping the cinema seats occupied. “Insidious Chapter 2,” “The Conjuring” and “Evil Dead” to name a few, has paved the way for low budget horror films to hit the lights out.

Director Kimberley Pierce's take on the adaptation of "Carrie" is fairly one dimensional according to critics

Director Kimberley Pierce’s take on the adaptation of “Carrie” is fairly one dimensional according to critics

We will have to keep an eye on the figures this weekend as I’m pretty sure fans will be lining up to see the new installment starring Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass), as Carrie, and Julianne Moore (The Hours) as her mother, Margaret.

Let’s have a quick look at the reviews, courtesy of Rottentomatoes.com:

(Scores are provided at the time of this article)

Raters Carrie (2013) Carrie (1976)
Critics 45% 92%
Users 74% 72%
Count
Critics 51 50
Users 39513 348303

Some feedback from reviewers:

L A times

“The current “Carrie,” however, is never able to get past De Palma’s singular imprint to make a distinctive statement of its own.”

Entertainment Weekly

“…we seem to be watching a Carrie that’s been flattened, robbed of its over-the-top emotional extravagance.”

Carrie fans are enjoying the reboot regardless of the critics opinion, will you be making and effort to see this film?