Thursday, July 28, 2011

Let Me In

It took me a while, but I finally got around to the DVD. Matt Reeves directs a solid film with some haunting performances. Chloe Moretz plays Abby with slightly more sympathetic guise than in the original and Richard Jenkins rates high on the creep-o-meter as her servant. So how does it compare to Let The Right One In? Although it takes place in the United States, the setting is almost identical. The subplot about Owen being bullied is intact... It's really difficult to point out the minor differences. There's no cat attack scene...and um, uh.... Look, there's not a whole lot to be said here. I tried to keep an open mind, but this is one of the most unnecessary remakes ever -- soon to be replaced by The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Just watch the original.

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