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Check This Out: Let Me In / Let the Right One In Comparisons

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July 4, 2010
Source: UGO

Let Me In

The very first trailer for Matt Reeves' Let Me In arrived earlier this week to quite a positive response, which was surprising considering most were ready to dislike it. If you didn't know, Let Me In is a remake of Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In (or technically a re-adaptation of John Lindqvist's novel that was based on) - a fantastic Swedish film that anyone who has seen has fallen in love with. Our friends at UGO put together a comparison piece with examples from both movies showing the same scenes. It's pretty cool to see and I've chosen a few of my favorites, but they have a lot more on their site (and so does io9). See the photos below!

Let Me In / Let the Right One In
Let Me In / Let the Right One In
Let Me In / Let the Right One In
Let Me In / Let the Right One In
Let Me In / Let the Right One In
Let Me In / Let the Right One In

A bullied young boy (Smit-McPhee) befriends a young vampire girl (Moretz) who lives with her guardian.

Let Me In is both written and directed by American filmmaker Matt Reeves, who's feature directorial debut was J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield but prior to that he directed episodes of "Felicity" and various other TV shows. This is a remake of Tomas Alfredson's 2008 film Let the Right One In, or more specifically a re-adaptation of the Swedish novel Låt den rätte komma in written by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Overture Films is bringing Let Me In to theaters everywhere starting October 1st this fall. Does it look as good as you were hoping?

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  • PinkSushit
    Having read the book and watched the original film, this trailer does seem to go? along way in capturing the feel and mood, and I guess moving the premise to 80's America can only serve to attract a broader appeal. Hope it delivers.
  • Shannon
    Let the right one in was just made 2 years ago. I don't understand why American film makers feel the need to redo a movie that was just made. I thought the film was amazing. This movie will probably get more recognition than Let the Right One In and that's kind of sad. Its like Brothers. Not many people knew it was a remake. Most people don't like to read subtitles when they watch a movie so maybe thats why these movies get redone.
    • I'd seen 'Let the Right one in" A few months ago and just today my sister decided to watch 'Let me In' and within the first five minutes I was like...I've seen this before, and I looked up the two movies in comparison and found this article...then I was kind of bored for most of the film because I knew what would happen. It's strange why they made the remake, it wasn't very original and I don't know if it was just because they were both well based off the book or if the scenes actually looked alike. I think I was more surprised by Let the Right One in because they reveal the fact that she'd a vampire later in the film. Still, they were both really good films and for my families first time with the story they enjoyed it. It's too bad that the remake was made so soon after the original foreign film.
  • Daniel Felts
    Both of the boys are butt ugly.
  • crumb
    good visuals; shit audio.
  • Nice comparison. @Shannon They are making an American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and it just came out on DVD/Blu-ray this Tuesday. This is not uncommon. @Daniel Felts Who cares what the children in the film look like.
  • Felt Daniels
    @#5: Daniel Felts is bitterly disappointed because the boys don't arouse him.
  • Lincoln
    I'm not against remakes, but if there were less remakes there would be more original movies; moviegoers need to start supporting original ideas!
  • Shannon
    @5 I know this is a common thing. It just seems to be happening more and more.
  • Seinfeld
    Thers money to be made with an english audio version. Sure they could put out the original, but you know us Americans, trying to watch the movie and read at the same time gives us sore heads.
  • lolsaur
    Well the original swedish one looks waay better it's even out of the question. American remake is done just for money and director's vanity. While the Swedish one creeps me out every time I see it, the American just seems like a regular horror movie, nothing special at all.
  • DoomCanoe
    i don't care about this anymore
  • jack romtin
    what's next, a remake of oldboy.......... Oh wait, speilberg almost made a remake of that with will smith........ LOL
  • Xerxex
    I'm gonna see it, and hate me if you will...but the American photo's look a little better than the original adaptation photo's. I look at this as a different take on the story, the Swedish have their version, this will be ours.
  • Ellelena
    I'm happy they do this. Now you have twice the fun !!!
  • carcadero
    the flip-every-shot school of remakes. wonderful.
  • Cornboy
    I agree with #15....and i like the fact that the remake will have the vampire be a actual girl and not a tranny like the Swed version...that was just weird!!! NUFF SAID
  • LP
    I think it should be ok, definetly enjoyable, both will have it's own feeling. The original had a very minimal feel to it with contrasts if violence, something the swedes and the colder parts of the world know how to recreate, while the American version will bring something new to the story, and the fantastic cast can only help but achieve that. We should all look on the positives this film will definetly gain slot of attention outside our circles, it may just promote the original film to people who can't stand subtitles and could also allow a kick in the guts for Hollywood when it comes to vampires and realize they no longer need to aim for the lowest common denominater to create a film which makes money. I think we should stay positive and continue to promote thus film and the original. Attempt to spread some culture back into Hollywood.
  • none134
    @16 you know Eli is not a girl ...moron
  • Cornboy
    correction i agree with # 13.......#15's an idiot
  • Lava
    So they've basically taken the original, flipped the shots and orange n' tealed everything.
  • Cineprog
    I hope that they haven't diluted Let Me In from the Original film Let the Right One in there is a lot of similarities in the look of Let Me In.
  • Cornboy
    #18 .. i just said Eli wasnt a girl by saying tranny....you dumb shit
  • Ragweed
    Ugh, why must they make a watered-down American version of every decent international film that gets released? Between this and "Dinner for Schmucks" coming out, it's like Hollywood just doesn't care anymore.
  • Xerxex
    Ragweed, accept it and move on. Its a fact that Hollyweird is ran by people who are completely disconnected from the rest of the American population. But I'm for this re-adpatation of the novel...that's what I call it anyways.
  • M
    All I am saying is, he says he isn't doing a remake of the swedish one, so somehow this one better have some different scenes that wasn't in the first one, cause right now, it looks like a straight remake.
  • conner666
    Cornboy, obviously has not read the book. Eli should not be a girl, if the American version is based more from the book and not the Swedish movie, then they are messing it up. Chloe Moretz should look more androgynous and not quite so girly, but she is a great actress, so I will probably end up watching this. But I doubt I will see it in the theater.
  • @25 My thoughts exactly! That's the thing that has me scratching my head. If this already looks to be a shot for shot remake, then why make it at all? Oh that's right because American audiences have a problem with subtitles:P One bit of marketing I like so far is the Morse code at the end of the trailer. I wonder if they'll have that cute little "train sequence" in this film.
  • carcadero
    @cornboy's "and i like the fact that the remake will have the vampire be a actual girl and not a tranny like the Swed version…that was just weird!!! NUFF SAID": And you call me an idiot, that's funny. @LP: I think you've got the right idea. It'll likely lack the subtlety of the Swedish film, but hopefully it'll draw people back to the original. I don't know if it'll successfully achieve "vampires don't have to be lowest common denominator [paraphrase]," but because it's predecessor delves into the themes behind the myth, it'll have to as well (at least a little). And that's a lot better than the subtext of other, more recent, popular vampire films.

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