Awesome / Carrie

  • Mrs. Desjardin/Collins slapping the shit out of Chris was pretty awesome, considering how much of a bitch she is.
    • Even better, in the 1976 film, Chris tries to get people to side with her, but they don't even care, as proved when Sue tells her to shut up. It shows that Chris herself wasn't as popular as she thought she was.
    Sue: Shut up, Chris. Just shut up.
  • In the 1976 film, Carrie showing her powers to her abusive bitch mother for the first time. "Things are gonna change around here..."
    Carrie: (in the midst of an argument with Margaret) Momma, come back here!
    Margaret: The rain's coming in... I have to close the windows.
    Carrie: I'LL GET THEM! (she slams the windows shut, one by one, with her mind, scaring the crap out of her mother)
    • And while Margaret of course goes into a God-fearing panic, Carrie calmly sits back down and finishes her dinner. End of act one.
  • Special mention to the school officials in the 2002 remake (and the original novel) who not only ensure Chris is punished for her actions, but also deliver a legal slap to her father's face when he actually attempts to sue them for suspending his daughter by threatening to file a countersuit on behalf of Carrie. The school official also makes special mention of Chris's numerous cases of harassing students.
    • Special mention goes to the Principal. Sure, he doesn't say Carrie's name right, but he stands up for her anyway.
    • There's also the 2013 version, where Miss Desjardin shuts the lawsuit threat right down by just mentioning the YouTube video Chris took of the prank. She goes on to state that if said video is on Chris' phone, they'll have proof that she posted it, which is more than enough to justify the punishment the school is meteing out. Chris' refusal to give them her phone is treated as proof she's guilty.
  • Chris and Billy's demise in the 1976 original may not have as much of the spectacle as the 2013 remake, but it's still quite satisfying to see their attempt to run down Carrie backfire when she topples their car, then blows it up for good measure.
  • In the 2013 film when Tommy calls the English teacher an asshole for being rude to Carrie.
    Tommy: Asshole.
    (entire class turns to look at him in shock)
    English Teacher: Excuse me, Mr. Ross, did you say something?
  • The 1976 prom scene on the whole, despite being Nightmare Fuel for most, is pretty great to watch on a cinematic/artistic level.
    • Thirty seven years of technological advancements later, the 2013 film amps up the destruction to truly sublime levels, the least of which is the Perfect-Cell style shockwave which sent the stadium of bullies flying that opened Carrie's rampage.
      • Special mention includes Carrie causing Tina's dress to catch fire, not long after she posted the locker room video for the whole class to see.
      • Carrie's razing the prom in general. Different from the other versions, Carrie isn't in a shock. She's fully aware and consciously kicking ass.
    • On a meta level, any version of the prom rampage for anyone who's ever been bullied. Sure, it's horrific Disproportionate Retribution, and there doubtlessly lots of relative innocents caught up in Carrie's slaughter, but it's kind of hard not to root for her to finally teach those remorseless assholes a lesson.
  • The little showdown between Carrie against Chris and Billy in the 2013 remake, as Carrie literally tears the road apart to stop their escape and tosses them around like ragdolls while they were in their car. Chris tries to get a villianous one when Billy is killed by trying to kill Carrie again, but the crowning moment goes back to Carrie when she smashes Chris's face through the windshield (rather accidentally since it was a move in self-defense) before throwing her into gas station tanks.
  • The final act of the 2013 version can easily be called Carrie Meets Dragon Ball Z; and that's quite a fine compliment for a remake.
  • "The Destruction" from The Musical, which is a song just after the blood gets dumped on Carrie. On the revival's soundtrack, Carrie's actress's singing had been good, but nothing spectacular. Then, in this song, she belts out: "Doesn't anybody think that I hear?!", and just like that, you know why they cast this girl.
    • In the original version, this song has a reprise of "And Eve Was Weak", making the number show more of Carrie's rage and Sanity Slippage.
  • In the 2013 version, Carrie calling out her mother for straight-up inventing Bible passages to suit her agenda while Margaret rants at her.
    Carrie: (talking over Margaret) Mama, that's not even in the Bible! It doesn't say that anywhere.
  • In the 2002 film after the blood is poured - in contrast to the book, where everyone is laughing - Helen does not find it funny at all. She smacks Kenny for laughing at Carrie and immediately goes onto the stage to see if she's alright. She's also seen trying to move Tommy's body off the stage during the initial rampage.
    • Also when Tina sarcastically says "good luck" to Carrie during the voting, Helen gives her a Death Glare that warns her not to say anything else.
    • In fact, it's revealed that, while Carrie thinks everyone is laughing at her, in reality, it's only a select few. Everyone else is horrified, and rightfully so.
  • Also in the 2002 film, Miss Desjardin manages to keep her head during the prom destruction and rallies a few people to get out through the air vents.

Alternative Title(s): Carrie 1976