“Let Me In”, a movie released this 2010. It is the new adaptation of the novel of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s “Lat den Ratte Komma” who doesn’t offer anything new or different variations. It clearly copies Tomas Alfredson’s “Let The Right One In”. It is almost virtually copied the film from scene to scene. Movies like this are mostly compared especially in reviews. Even if you had seen enough of movies about vampires like ‘Twilight”, “Vampire Diaries” and true Blood”, if you really love vampires, then you may be fascinated by this movie. It just teases the usual vampire horror movies like bloody scenes and blood-shut eyes, with a little touch of friendship and young love.
Almost all of the American remakes of foreign films have the same ideas. It is really true these filmmakers makes something like heart-pounding scenes that will scare the audience rather than focusing on the story itself. In my opinion, the audience won’t stick on this one. It has a slow-paced storyline and narration. For me, this film is a little restrained and boring. It is released by Overture Films. Written and directed by Matt Reeves. It has an R Rating for its violent horror and bloody scenes, as well as its language and sexual scenes. The film is about 115 minutes all in all. The casts include Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins, Chloe Moretz, Elias Koteas, Sasha Barrese and Cara Buono. Warning: Spoilers Ahead.
The film is about Abby (Chole Moretz of “Kick-Ass”), she’s a mysterious newcomer in this small town in Mexico where she will meet Owen (Kodi Smith-McPhee of “The Road”), a bullied 12-years old kid who’s in need of a real friend. Abby is first hesitated about making any friendship with Owen, but their friendship comes out over time. It’s unbelievable to have a kind of friendship like that. They shared both the loneliness. Owen is known as a school outcast and Abby is told to be a vampire, they both can’t enjoy at school like any other students do. Abby is an independent and resulted to under-using her guardian played by the actor Richard Jenkins. In addition to the bullies and parents, a cop played by Kotias thinks that is a kind of demonic cult that is responsible for the bloodsheds. There are no demons or devils involved here, no Volturi clans or werewolves, no zombies or mythologies used.
Matt reeves focused on the death scenes and bloody bone-crunching sound effects. Some of the scenes are very upsetting, bloody scenes comes along right after peaceful scenes. I have seen the original and to tell you, the films added nothing other than increased shedding of blood in the scenes. The same film impact, just nothing new to tell. The performances of the lead actors are well-done, but the film itself is just predictable. Those that have not yet seen the original Swedish film of this in 2008 they might enjoy watching this movie. I think that seeing the original film can be an advantage, because they’ll be seeing the whole story and filling in the gaps.