Thursday, February 10, 2011
G REVIEWS - Let Me In (2010) ** 1/2
A bullied 12-year-old boy develops a friendship with a vampire child in a New Mexico town in the early 1980s.
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas, and Richard Jenkins
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Let the Right One In is a masterpiece. A haunting film that will go down as one of the greatest horror films of all time. I love how subtle that film is and how the characters evolve. The remake of that film, Matt Reeves' Let Me In is good as well, but absolutely and completely pointless.
I don't hate remakes. Scarface, Cape Fear, The Departed, The Thing, were all remakes that worked and worked well. You could even argue that some of those are better than the original. If you have nothing to add to a story though, why make the picture? The acting and directing in Let Me In are very well done, the children in particular turn in solid performances. In the end however, this is just a carbon copy. If you were to hand paint the Mona Lisa I would say "Wow that is great", then I would ask "Why? We have a perfectly good one hanging in the Musée du Louvre in Paris." (Authors Note: I had to look that up).
FINAL VERDICT: Skip It - See the original instead, unless you have a phobia of subtitles then watch this perfectly good but pointless remake.
See you on forty deuce,