Sound Off: Matt Reeves' Let Me In - What Did You Think Of It?
by Alex Billington
October 1, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Yes, it was barely two years ago that Tomas Alfredson's wonderful adaptation of Let the Right One In made to theaters in the US, and yet we now have a new take on the same story. However, this time Cloverfield director Matt Reeves went back to John Ajvide Lindqvist's book to re-adapt from scratch but also use some of the same story elements in the original film. So how is it? Does it live up to the original or even surpass it? How were the two kids? Has all the negativity towards this "remake" gone to waste? If you've seen it, leave a comment and let us know what you thought of Let Me In.
To fuel the fire, I actually love Matt Reeves' Let Me In (read my original review), and I will happily say that I truly believe it's on par with Alfredson's Let the Right One In (but not necessarily better, they're both great). The two films are different and certainly unique in their own ways, despite borrowing a lot of the same style and structure, but I don't think that plays against either one. The performances from Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins in Let Me In are all phenomenal, the cinematography and visuals are wonderful, Michael Giacchino's score is amazing. Overall it's a great film that I really do think lives up to the original in so many ways. It won't call it flawless, but it's a damn good film, one of my favorites of this year.
What did you think of Let Me In? A wonderful vampire thriller or just another bland remake?
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