116 min - Drama | Fantasy | Horror
- 1 October 2010 (USA)
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.
Director: Matt Reeves
Writers: Matt Reeves (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist(screenplay)
Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins
I cannot review "Let Me In" without making some comments on the original film. However, both films are almost identical. Mostly the same mood and emotions are felt as the screenplay progresses, the settings stay the same with the Apartments, the Playground, the Lake, and the swimming pool taking the main scenes. But what is different from the two versions is that Abby, (Eli in "Let the Right One In") is more grounded as a depressed being trapped in a small young frame, where as in the original she felt isolated and vacant. Being a Swedish Film "Let the Right One In" relied on emotion and action; "Let Me In" did a great job of showing instead of dialog to explain a scene(s).
Hats off to Chloe Moretz for her role as Abby/Eli. The acting, as a whole, was drab and depressive, but that was the tone the movie was creating. Boring as both movies may be, they still showed off that a love story between a very old vampire girl stuck in a young body and a bullied little pre-teen boy can happen.
+Vampire Love Story
+ Just Enough Blood and Gore for All the Senses
+Better Ending than "Let the Right One In"
- Lacking Acting
- This film did not NEED to be made. Foreign films are fine; they don't need american actors and the language to match.
I give Let Me In 4/5 Stars.