I'm a huge fan of Stephen King, but not always the biggest fan of the movies based off his work. Carrie was the first of over 100 film adaptations of his writings and is arguably one of the most acclaimed of the lot. I was never the hugest fan of that original 1976 movie. The climax was phenomenal, but I always felt the lead-up to that dramatic conclusion was a bit lackluster (I'll be watching it again later this week and may have a different opinion now however). The 1999 sequel The Rage: Carrie 2 was interesting but forgettable. Then there was a 2002 remake that had a lot of positive buzz at the time, but I have never seen it (again, give me a week). This brings us to the current Carrie film in theatres now. It's kind of funny that I've been seeing this toy for quite a while now, but had no idea there was a new movie. My most recent realization is that the titular character is played by Chloë Grace Moretz who I love from Kick-Ass and 30 Rock. I guess that says a bit about this figure's likeness to the actress. That said, the Kick-Ass toys don't look like her either so maybe she has one of those difficult-to-capture faces. Let's check her out!
I think this figure looks great. Like I mentioned before, the likeness to Chloë Grace Moretz is not very good, but the overall look of the toy itself is very beautiful.
This figure has one point of articulation - her head. Luckily her hair is soft so at least it's functional.
Here are a few stills from the film. It looks amazing.
So NECA released two versions of this figure. The pig-blood version is clearly the more iconic Carrie White design, but my regular readers will know that I get very squeamish over gory toys. I've seen the bloody version in stores though and she looks terrific.
My Carrie has a black smudge on her cheekbone that I didn't notice in the packaging. Other than that the paint was flawless.
Time for a Comparison Pic!