OK, first off, There was NO need for this film. The original was a CLASSIC. Sissy Spacek was a much more believable Carrie. Angela Bettis -wel, let's just say, she wasn't even fit to play the wall. The kids in this movie seem so FAKE! They look like they fell out of a magazine! Nancy Allen, Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving, and William Katt were amazing! The characters they formed were exactly like the book! I'm a HUGE Stephen King fan, and having read the book many times, the 1976 CLASSIC was 100% perfect.
And, most specifically, the prom scene. *spoilers* After they dumped the blood on her, Sissy pulled of a telekenetic trance. Angela Bettis looked like she had been mummified.
And the role of Tommy Ross was a HORRIBLE choice I don't know what the director was thinking, but he should have asked Brian DePalma for some advice. I give this film a negative 50
This movie was so great, it was one of the few movies entirely faithful to the book. The effects were OK, but only to be surpassed by the other Harry Potters.
Great actors to play the trio, teachers and Dursleys. Highly recommended to be seen. At the end, the chess battle was amazing. When Quirrel was revealed to be Voldemort, I got shivers! Emma Watson was very a good choice. Robbie Coltrane was a PERFECT Hagrid. The flashback to when You-Know-Who killed Lily and James, I was shocked. A great way start of this franchise! Highly believable was the magic coming out of the wands; as well as the effects. Though, the one thing greatly missed was Snape's protection of the Stone.