If you need to get the bad taste of Twilight out of your mouth, go and rent Let The Right One In. It’s a smart, atmospheric, and genuinely disturbing vampire film, and one of the best films of the decade. But if you think subtitles are hard and really love that girl from Kick-Ass, you could do worse than going see the American remake Let Me In instead.
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, of The Road, and Chloe Moretz, of Kick-Ass, Let Me In tells the story of Owen (Smit-McPhee), an alienated young boy who develops a close friendship with his mysterious new neighbor Abby (Moretz). The remake seems to be staying close to the original, at least visually. Judging by the trailer, it flat-out recreates several moments from Let The Right One In, though hopefully the cat-attack scene with horrible CGI will not be among them. While I appreciate that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I don’t see the point of remaking a film if it’s going to be exactly the same, but in New Mexico. Hopefully director Matt Reeves will be able to bring something new and unique to the material .
Let Me In is due out on October 1, 2010.