A bullied young woman with telekenetic powers menaces her high school prom as her anger overtakes her reason.
An attempt to use the simplicity of design to compel the audience to see the film is blemished by the lifelessness of the face on the front and how unreal the makeup effects look. It's distracting and not quite the conversation-starter they may have hoped.
As much as I have said that I'm disappointed they are remaking a near-perfect film, this teaser almost convinces me that it may not be so bad. I'm still not enamored with Chloe Grace Moretz in the lead, but I am intrigued to see what Julianne Moore can do in Piper Laurie's role.
A little more excitement and some compelling music make this look like a more satisfying remake than it was shaping up to be. The prior trailer didn't give me much hope, but this doensn't look too bad. Besting the original, however, will be tough.
The original was a strong Oscar contender with both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominations. An obvious ploy to grab money isn't likely to impress the Academy, but Moore is a past Oscar nominee and if she does a good enough job channeling Laurie, they could give her a token nomination, but that prospect seems unlikely.
-Wesley Lovell (October 28, 2012) Original
-Wesley Lovell (April 14, 2013) New Trailer / New Poster