Watch the First Intriguing TV Spot for Matt Reeves' Let Me In
by Alex Billington
September 7, 2010
As we're coming off of a holiday weekend, there's not much news out there to talk about yet, so I thought I'd feature the first new TV spot for Matt Reeves' Let Me In, the Let the Right One In remake/re-adaptation. I'm also featuring it because it's a very intriguing spot that sells the film in a bold way. I know they want this to make some good money, but I'm not sure if I like that spoiler-ish voiceover vampire introduction. Seems like it gives away a lot right smack in a piece of advertising that a lot of people are going to see. But besides that, I can't wait to see this, I think it looks fantastic and I've heard amazing things about it already. Enjoy!
Watch the first TV spot for Matt Reeves' Let Me 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 on October 1st this fall. This still look as good as you're hoping?
lazy bastards.........why remake the film in the first place? It was neither due nor warranted. Or Is it purely for profit? Because shot for shot this fails artistically The studio who bought the rights do they also control the distribution of the superior original? Lazy fucking bastards..... bring on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo... let's see what another American remake can do to fuck up a modern European classic....
JC on Sep 7, 2010
I attempted to watch the original, but the pacing was slow and it was hard to follow the subtitles. If it was done with a voice over instead i might have liked it more. I am looking forward to the American adaptation with an open mind. It's not a rip off or a remake of the movie 'Let the Right One In', but a different take on the novel. Besides Chloe Moritz has got to be the most bad ass little girl in Hollywood!
Deathtoll 2010 on Sep 7, 2010
I prefer the american adaptation too. The original looked like a TV production....
Razor on Sep 7, 2010
Deathtoll 2010 just summed up the reason why 99% of americans wont watch the original before seeing the remake and why the companies are remaking it.
LP on Sep 7, 2010
" if there is one "remake" that is potentially better than the original, it is THIS movie. Believe it." "hard to follow the subtitles." "looked like a tv production." lame!!!! if i didnt see the original first i would be more accepting of this movie but it feels like it set its self back a little from the emotions and violence. it looks like they got the setting and tone from the original and then mixed it with their own style of cinematography and also in some shots it looked like they were trying to avoid getting the same shot as the original. they added more explanations as well, which is good sometimes but sometimes it ruins the pace. i still havent seen this it so i may be wrong haha jaja -___- still i think its a unnecessary remake and kinda lame how its supposed to be based off the book but looks very similar to the original(which they probably couldnt avoid but meh!!!). are the actors in foreign films good? they sound and look good but i was thinking thats because i dont understand them. does anyone know?(looking for someone who speaks many languages)
MrBerd on Sep 7, 2010
I've not seen this film yet but I'm going to. To Trash it before the release of the film saying it taken a masterpiece Let the Right one in and trashed it. "See it First" then make your minds up weather it's trashed it or not but to say is crap before see it "Seems Ridiculous".
Cineprog on Sep 7, 2010
An other pointless adaptation. For US release only.
var2apo on Sep 7, 2010
I can't wait to see the cgi hamsters they put in. And of course the vampire hunting ninjas. I'll watch it for sures, I found the original through a review on this site and thought it was great and originally I had bad mouthed a remake but I don't really have a life and enjoy watching movies as a speedier way of death.
Crapola on Sep 7, 2010
I am going to be a giant troll and just say this movie looks like sh*t and it is another unnecessary remake and just a poor excuse to make money. This shows how the American Race are becoming more brainless idiots by the minute. They need a remake because they are not longer capable of reading subtitles and comprehending a good story. Then again thats why they have movies like "transformers" and "G.I joe" so people can understand them because movies like "let the right one in" are to complex for their minds. Don't bother responding to this comment because I won't be reading it.
Abel on Sep 7, 2010
Sometimes I feel as if I'm the only one who enjoyed the original film (then read the amazing book afterward) but is still looking forward to enjoying this version as well. It's like when a band I like performs a cover to a song I love from another band. It is a different version to be sure, but there is always something different about it that I can enjoy. If you don't like remakes, then you don't have to spend your money on this one. Your copy of Let The Right One In will still be sitting on your self when Let Me In is released. You lose nothing. Personally I'm looking forward to seeing a film by a talented cast/director and Michael Giacchinos musical score. Just in time for the Halloween nostalgic vibe.
Tether on Sep 7, 2010
@JC, LOL, Did Alex just take you to task?
Wokkiee on Sep 7, 2010
It's a remake. A straight up remake. The producer has outwardly said it, and while Reeves likes to dance around the question, has said it as well. Just hasn't had the balls to outwardly say, "It's a remake of the film." Script review, and early audience screenings confirm it's a remake however. It's actually less true to the book than the original was.
googergieger on Sep 7, 2010
are we still on the whole "its a remake" thing!? christ we KNOW!!!!! It's a remake of a film based on a novel, move on! I don't like the fact that it's a remake, but so far the trailers have been amazing, the visuals are great and the performances seem spot on.
Xerxex on Sep 7, 2010
@ Xerxex Here here! plus...Michael Giacchino
Tether on Sep 7, 2010
Xerxex on Sep 7, 2010
If the point of this movie is to get more people to watch the original movie and check out the original book, it should be stated as such. If it is going to be lazy and copy most of the original film it should give credit to it. Clearly this poster of this article didn't know it was a remake, otherwise he would have outwardly said it as such.
googergieger on Sep 7, 2010
@18 I have to agree there should have been a mention of the original in this promo, but I am hoping they will have it during the opening and ending credits of the film to help promote the original work. Other than that, Matt Reeves, the cast and even the producer have all mentioned in articles this is a remake so I don't see a problem on that end of things. "Clearly this poster of this article didn't know it was a remake, otherwise he would have outwardly said it as such." What about? "I'd feature the first new TV spot for Matt Reeves' Let Me In, the Let the Right One In remake/re-adaptation." Or this one? "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."
Tether on Sep 7, 2010
"Readaption" "or more specifically readaption". Actually it's really smart the way most of these articles are being told to say it right now. Readaption of the novel and movie of the same name. When really it's a remake. It is solely based on the movie. Which the script review and test screenings say as much. The producer has said it's a remake, Matt Reeves always dances around the question. I mean he says it's a remake, but he always dances around and never comes out and says, "yes, it's a remake."
googergieger on Sep 8, 2010
I'm usually a strong proponent of the "watch the movie first, give it a chance before you trash it" notion, but not anymore with this remake shit. It's gone overboard. Let The Right One In was a great novel with a nearly perfect adaptation, and now they're fucking with it. Leave it alone. They already tampered with the title. Let The Right One In refers to more than just the invitation a vampire needs to enter a building. It also has to do with the chances one takes in choosing who to let in their lives and to trust with their friendship. Let Me In already loses that. I will boycott this movie and every other bullshit Hollywood remake. And whoever says "it was hard to follow the subtitles," fuck you. This is all your fault.
sam on Sep 8, 2010
I don't see the need for an American remake... Also, the commercial passes it as a semi action-packed horror movie. Let The Right One In, from what I remember, was beautiful for the character development trough emotions and psychology, the cinematography, the art direction, the child acting, and the slow but awesome pace at which it was evolving. This just looks like your average horror movie with a curse and a bad vampire and blablabla. I guess I need to see it before saying everything, but that commercial sure doesn't attract me.
SasQ on Sep 9, 2010
SasQ its a TV spot, Tv spots always fail to get their point across.
Xerxex on Sep 9, 2010
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