Let me start off by saying congratulations to director Matt Reeves. Why am I saying congrats? Because Reeves has done the impossible and made the remake of director Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In something everyone can be proud of.
When it was first announced the Alfredson’s film was being remade, cyberspace exploded with venom. But I’ve spoken to a number of leading online journalists and the consensus is universal: Let Me In is a special movie – just like the original.
I have a lot more to say after the jump – including eight clips from the movie. What are you waiting for:
While I’m not going to say a lot as I want you to experience the remake for yourself, you’ll be happy to know Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor) are all phenomenal in the movie. While I sometimes cringe as I watch kid actors, Smit-McPhee and Moretz are perfect together and I absolutely believed in their relationship.
Also, while some were nervous Reeves was going to completely revamp the movie, he’s taken the best stuff from the original film and added in a few new touches that, I think, make the story even better. While many will debate which one is the better film, the fact is, no one is going to say the remake isn’t good.
Trust me, if you were nervous at all about Let Me In, rest easy, as you’ll love the remake and what “Hollywood” has done.
While some of you might want to wait till opening day to see any clips from the movie…for all the other people that want a taste now, we’ve been given eight clips and you can watch them below.
Finally, if you’re a fan of composer Michael Giacchino, you’ll be happy to know his score is perfect. I’d argue he is the best working composer in Hollywood right now and his latest score is also worth owning.
Again, Let Me In was great. Just like the original.