The answer is no, none at all.
Sorry, but I have to assume that the first question coming from any vertebrate upon seeing a review of the new theatrical remake of Carrie has to be, “is there any reason to remake this?” And you have your answer. Look, Carrie is a justifiably classic movie—maybe not the scariest movie ever made, but it’s a straightforward enough story and a film that has aged well. So no, you’re probably not going to improve upon it. But you know Hollywood: new ideas are, like, way hard. And they might not work. Why not just make it easy on everybody and remake something that already worked? I mean, it’s not like we’re getting paid to be creative or anything. And besides, kids today won’t watch anything made before 1993. Right? Well, that’s the logic, anyway. The crappy, crappy logic that gave us this.
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