HOLLYWOOD, a place which is every actor’s dream and also known as a land of stars for the visitors, became the part of Los Angeles in 1910 and launched its first motion picture studio a year later. Today, Hollywood film industry is one of the largest film industries of the world and consists of all those functions which can make a successful film product. Hollywood is just not the place for movie makers but also has become a venue for theatres and award functions in recent years.
Entertainment is mainly what Hollywood is about! It creates excitement for the viewers to anticipate what the movie is about before its release. At least one big hit is expected every year at the box office. This year 2010 has seen a lot of movie releases and many are still awaited to be released. Many of these movies are new edition, sequels or based on TV shows, ‘comic books and novels.
One such remake Let me in, released in the first quarter of 2010 has received enormous praise and response of the viewers. It is a remake of Swedish hit “Let the Right One in”. Director Matt Reeves has done a marvelous job and has attracted the attention of more viewers than the original! Two of the most interesting characters have been introduced in this movie, Chloe Moretz-Abbyand Kodi Smit-McPhee -Owen. Abby plays a 12 year old vampire in the movie. Owen has a role of a 12 year old loner in the movie, bullied in school and ignored by his mother. One late night Owen views that Richards Jenkins (Abbey’s father) and Abbey moves next door to his apartment. Soon Abbey and Owen become friends and hang out regularly in their apartment’s empty playground. However, there is something strange about Abbey who hangs out barefoot in the snow and strangely has been 12 for quite sometime! Even though the truth may be evil and scary but Owen is very eager to find out the secret of his new friend.
“Let Me in” is a story about loneliness and not entirely a vampire horror flick which may disappoint some viewers. Mostly the main characters are put into focus and others are just in the background such as the residents living in their apartment or Owen’s mother. However the remake does not lose any scene which would makes it less interesting than the original thanks to the brilliant director who has handled the transition so creatively and intelligently! Many scenes are identical and the ones which have been changed have been done so for further improvement.
Another strong point of “Let Me in” is that it is shot with creative camera angles which fascinate the viewers and some scenes particularly the car accident is entirely unforgettable. So far, “Let Me in”, is one of the best remakes for horror film lovers and a story that attracts your attention and keeps you glued to the screen throughout, till the end.