Thursday, 17 March 2011


"Based on the best-selling novel of the same name and the successful Swedish film, Let Me In is a stunning coming-of-age tale about Owen, an overlooked and bullied boy, who finds love and revenge through Abby, a beautiful yet odd little girl who just happens to be a vampire.

Director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) must thank his child actors Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Chloe Moretz (Kickass) for making this remake so outstanding. Every good moment from the Swedish version, Let The Right One In, is recreated here, and to be honest, there isn't that much of a difference, making this one strange little animal.

On the positive side, it's nice to see a director sticking so faithfully to the original, adding his unique touch to certain scenes as if he's been chatting about them with his mates down the pub, noting what they would've done differently, enabling him to create a further draft of a perfectly fine screenplay.

On the negative side, it does seem ultimately pointless, reminding those that have seen the Swedish version just how good it is, whilst perhaps more importantly, giving an opportunity to those lazy viewers that don't do subtitles. Either way, this is slow, subtle, and extremely scary - just like horror movies ought to be."

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