Monday, 22 November 2010

Let Me In vs Let the Right One In

Last night I went to see Let Me In, the Hollywood remake by Matt Reeves of the Swedish film Let the Right One In, based on the novel with the same title by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

To be honest, I was disappointed. I've read the novel and thought that the script for the Swedish film was actually brilliantly streamlined, leaving behind a riveting story. I've written about the Swedish film before. The Hollywood version just did not have the same "innocent intimacy" that the Swedish film has. It is a little more bloody and the vampire-girl is actually scarier at times.

Unfortunately the Hollywood version lacks the fluidity that its predecessor has. Nonetheless, Let Me In is still generally a better vampire film than those disappointing Twilight-flicks, like New Moon.


bizandsteve said...

Hey just browsing blogs and came across yours. I was also skeptical of the American version of this film. I loved the Swedish version:)

Skryfblok said...

Bizandsteve, thanks for dropping by. Just visited your blog. Loved Scot Pilgrim vs The World too.