Though Holly had seen the original film Carrie and had just recently finished reading the book to compare for her LitFlix. Check that out here if you want to read up on a comparison of the new movie to the book.
I, however, had never read the book, nor seen the original movie. Holly tried to talk me into reading the book first, but I ran out of time to do so and avoided starting, so I at least could have the whole experience of seeing this movie fresh.
So what did I think? In short, it was a pretty good movie. Nowhere near as far into horror as I might have thought, nor as surprising as I expected. I would recommend checking this out for a watch, whatever your reading and viewing past with this story. For more thoughts, check out below! Continue reading
So David and I were finally able to get around to seeing the new Carrie that came out a couple weeks ago. I had seen the original Carrie movie, but only recently read the book by Stephen King. It has been a while since I have watched the original movie, so I am not going to bring that in to the conversation. Reading the book was really interesting because I knew the basic plot, but how the information was presented was so much different than how it is in the movie.
Quick breakdown is first if you have seen the original movie, the updated version is a lot like that. The book also follows along the same story and if you do not know the story Carrie I recommend reading it first due to the differences in storytelling. Not knowing what happens while reading the book would make it much more interesting, although even though I did know what was happening I still enjoyed it. The important thing about Carrie is looking at the human spirit and how much a person can take. (Spoilers for Carrie after the jump.)
So I noticed that this year there are a lot of movies coming out that are based on books. In the past, when there was a movie coming out I wanted to see based on a book, I tried to read the book first. For example, reading Lord of the Rings before Fellowship came out. Or, if I find out the movie is based on a book, I will try and read it such as True Blood (I know it is not a movie, but the idea still holds true).
So this formed a perfect idea: that is, to read the book, then watch the movie based on the book, and give you a handy comparison review. Some people cannot stand to watch a movie of a book they love or read a book based on a movie, but I think there are interesting things that can present themselves in each medium that you cannot necessarily find if you do not mix it up.
Now there are times that movies have ruined great books, but there are other times that I think movies have breathed life into a great idea in a book that was not fully explored. So here it is, my list of LitFlix for 2013:
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