Let Me In
Over the past few years vampires have transformed more than Optimus Prime. Originally vampires were viewed as creatures of the night. If you seen one in a movie romance was the last thing on your mind, they were ugly and pure evil. These days vampires have tapped into the romance industry, they’re strong, sensitive and attractive. It’s a hell of a transition, and is one that a lot of fans disagree with.
Let Me In is a kind of hybrid between the two. Although there is a romantic element, the vampire doesn’t feel remorseful when she kills a person. The movie is based on the Swedish film Let the Right One In, which is based on a book of the same name.
Let Me In is the story of Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a twelve year old boy that gets bullied a lot, and Abby (Chloё Moretz), a vampire that looks twelve. Although initially Abby is hesitant to make friends, she and Owen gradually bond. On day she notices a scar on his face, caused by school bully Kenny (Dylan Minnette), and offers to help him defend himself…
The original film, Let the Right One In, has won numerous awards, including the ‘Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature’ at the Tribeca Film Festival, which is where the rights for the remake were bought. Tomas Alfredson, director of Let the Right One In, has made it clear that he isn’t happy about the American remake as he feels that only bad movies get remade and he is proud of his creation.
The trailer looks good, but will viewers be able to put aside the fact that these are, literally, children being killed by a vampire. Granted they aren’t particularly nice children, and at times are almost murders themselves, but do they deserve to die these gruesome deaths? And even if they do, do we really want to see it?
It comes out tomorrow, the 5th of November. Fans of vampires will probably appreciate this film, especial fans of the old school vamps. I will be going to see it for the horror aspect and if the trailer is anything to go by, the film will deliver its fair share of creepy moments.
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