Movies are made in the hope that they will make money of course. Even someone creating an obscure art film has some desire, in the back of their mind, some notion that they might turn some tiny profit. Hell, people who make Youtube videos on their smart phones HOPE to make money off the endeavor.
Then there are the movies that are made JUST to make money. These can still be entertaining--if they are well cast and made with a degree of professionalism.
Carrie is sort of in this category. There isn't anything terrible about it. It, more or less moves along at a decent clip, the acting is decent, the writing isn't embarrassing (even if most of the "scares" are not the least bit scary). It just isn't very satisfying and it seems sort of tired.
Julianne Moore does a solid job chewing the scenery and playing the mad, religious fanatic mother. Chloë Grace Moretz, a lovely girl, somehow manages to make herself look and seem awkward and plain in parts (until she is required to look dazzling). She does a fine job with the role, such as it is.
Yet all of this is barely enough to keep an audience engaged. It is difficult to pick out the good and the bad in the film because most of it is just so overwhelminglye mediocre. Carrie does the bare minimum.