Now, to be right up front, I’m not usually a big vampire movie lover…I’ve never seen one of those ‘Twilight’ movies…but, when the Swedish movie, Let The Right One In got such rave reviews, I had to relent and, I have to admit, I became a big fan. So, when it was announced that an ‘American’ version would soon be out, I was less than enthused. I’m a firm believer in the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ philosophy, and this seemed like that to me. But, after seeing the new DVD release of Let Me In from http://www.anchorbayent.com, I was quickly won over.
If you’re not familiar with the story, it’s about a young boy who’s a bit of an outcast, he has no friends, he stays home alone with his mother most of the time and he’s relentlessly bullied at school. One night, he sees some new people moving into his apartment complex, an older man and his daughter. Soon, the daughter appears in the evening and after a time the two become friends. As the story unfolds, we learn that the young girl is, in fact, an ancient vampire who travels to keep authorities from discovering her, and, despite that fact, the two remain unlikely friends.
I could tell you a bit more about the story but you either 1) already know about it or 2) are about to discover a new movie that will become one of your favorites! And, I’m saying that about the remake, the remake is just as powerful as the original. Some of the settings have changed, but the basic structure is still intact and it seems that director Matt Reeves had enough respect for the original to keep it structurally the same. And, I had my suspicions that this wouldn’t go well, knowing that Reeves also helmed Cloverfield (one of my least favorite movies…to say the least), but Reeves earned my respect here!
I’m giving Let Me In 4 out of 4 cigars, you can see the original and still enjoy this, or just watch this one and you’ll love it! Get yourself let into this amazing movie by heading over to http://www.anchorbayent.com.