I originally really enjoyed this movie when I saw it, but after I thought about I couldn't just help but think, "Why?" It was shot-for-shot remake of the original. The acting was really good I thought and Julianne Moore was impeccably cast as Mrs. White and Chloe Moretz tried her best, but the script was limp in parts and the only difference from the original was youtube and a few smartphones.
Carrie's special effects looked a little underdeveloped in scenes, but it was as if they couldn't afford it because their budget was to small or something.
The acting in Carrie was good, as I stated before, and Julianne Moore was perfect, but the supporting cast were really truly embarrassing (apart from Judy Greer, she really tried) . Portia Doubleday was awful in this, she tried to be a mean, cruel bitch, but it came of as unbelievable and at times laughable. As for the rest of the supporting cast, the guy who played John Travolta's character was ultimately forgettable, the girl who played Sue Snell was just there as if she had no screen presence and the guy who played Tommy Ross was like someone who came off of the set of Good Luck Charlie.
Some of the scenes in the movie were tense like when Carrie's mother stabbed her (spoiler, but who cares) or when the Carrie was in her closet. The prom scene felt really underwhelming as well, as if the script tried to build up to something really terrifying, but the execution of it was handled awfully.
So in the end up, some of the actors in Carrie tried really hard, but the script was flimsy and weak, the effects were underdeveloped, the supporting cast was forgettable and only some of the scenes really delivered. And the prom scene was lukewarm.