Excerpt: Minor spoilers ahead.......... Brian De Palma's Carrie, back in the 70s, was something of a terrific film - scary, tense, engaging, and above all, nuts. This remake directed by Kimberly Pierce is everything that the original was except engaging, scary and tense. It is nuts. Not merely in a positive view, however.
Excerpt: An awkward and unpopular high school girl reaches sexual maturity and discovers she has the power of telekenesis. Almost inevitably, Brian DePalma's tale of supernatural vengeance is based upon a Stephen King story and right from the opening scene full of full frontal nudity in a girl's locker room that is so gratuitous it crosses the line into outright seediness, it displays his usual level of subtlety and sophistication. Nil.