LET ME IN (Matt Reeves)

First of all, I personally disagree that LET THE RIGHT ONE IN necessitated a Hollywood remake, especially if you are going to retain 90% of the original film's elements and dialogue.

What saves LET ME IN from being alongside the Hollywood remakes of SHUTTER, THE GRUDGE, and every other evil spawn of such films you can think of is the unnerving performance of its two talented leads: Chloe Grace Moretz is effective as Abby, the vampire girl. Kodi Smit-Mcphee is restrained and intense as Owen, the human boy. Richard Jenkins is always mesmerizing, herein playing Abby's dad. The scenery is also beautiful.

What I didn't like about LET ME IN is that I had to watch the same movie all over again, with very few changes. I loved the original Swedish film so much.

Maybe that's it.



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