I've got to say Carrie doesn't really live up to it's reputation. I would have liked Carrie the movie a lot better if I had liked Carrie the girl better. I mean, she's sort of sweet and everything, but there's just not much going on behind those eyes (except for pyrokinesis). It makes a little sense to think that years of abuse by her nutso religious freak mama has left her kind of shell-shocked and vacant, but what kind of movie heroine is that? It's hard to get on the side of a mope. Well, that's what Carrie decides too, and she decides to make a few changes and wouldn't you know it works!? She even gets crowned queen of the prom! Sad thing is, it's all just a cruel and unusual tactic used by her taunting class-mates, to position her under a falling bucket choc-full of pig blood! Ewww! (The pig blood ties into the overt menstration them which runs through the movie.) Then Carrie unleashes her psychic powers and kills everyone, the end.
But it was her own fault. As Richard pointed out to me, Carrie should have been using her superpowers all along! Then she wouldn't have gotten into all that trouble in the first place because she'd be too busy ruling the world. But instead she was lazy, and then she had to make up for it at the last minute with her supernatural fatal flip out. All the people that die at the prom are really just paying the price for Carrie's lollygagging ways. And, as her mama could have told her, sloth is one of the deadly sins. Especially if you're Carrie's classmate, I guess!
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