Sunday, March 6, 2011

Let Me In

Starring Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McGee, and Richard Jenkins

Directed by Matt Reeves

Release Date: October 1st, 2010

Good, but not as spectacular as the original Swedish film.

Plot: See my review of Let the Right one In, but replace Oskar with Owen, Elli with Abby, and Sweden with New Mexico.

I was very nervous about this remake, as "Americanization" remakes of European movies are generally not very good; therefore, I felt that Let me in did its' job, but didn't strike me as memorable as the original. Sure, there are a few tweaks, such as Owen's bumbling interest with romance and Now and Laters, and a tad more development into Abby's protector (Jenkins), but not much has changed in the hands of Matt Reeves. Still, the actors are great, the make-up effects are amazing, but just like the original, the use of CGI is obvious and shaky-looking.

Rating: * * * 1/2 of 5

Click here to buy Let Me In Let Me In [Blu-ray]

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