The big thing I took away from it, is that while it's encouraging to see that America is capable of producing films with this certain quality, it's a shame it has to resort to remaking foreign films in order to do so. I was also reminded how moving the actual story is. And how substandard most horror films are.
Un producto cinematográfico a cargo de Hammer Films, ese gigante del horror que en este remake trata de crear una atmósfera distinta para un sujeto cultural que prefiere los planos secuencia frenéticos y las historias de hastío diario en las familias no nucleares. Aquí el elemento que aporta mayor tensión es la actuación de los dos protagonistas y no en el mejor sentido de la palabra.
To counter the dramatic drop in the literacy rate of the average American moviegoer (studies show very few can read subtitles) and the sharp decline in creativity of the American film industry, Hollywood has resorted to remakes. The original movies have been simplified, both conceptually and narratively, to appeal to local audiences. Even titles have been shortened, because of reduced attention spans. For example...
Something has definitely been lost and this pales in comparison to the Swedish version. The young actors here are good but there was something really special about the 2 in Let The Right One In. Subtle variations have a large impact and the story seems simplified. While the cinematography is good the overbearing orchestral score felt clunky and really distracted. A decent film in its own right but original is best.
I watched the Swedish version first, and in my opinion while "Let Me In" has definitely different "feel", it stands up to the original. Yes, it is more action packed, but it fits the setting and feels natural... Very good cast and acting. I was surprised in a positive way!
While a worthy effort of a film, this doesn't quite compare to the Swedish version. This is definitely a more action-packed and jump-inducing telling of Let the Right One In, but also, the filmmakers really hit it over your head with reminders of the 1980s. I didn't need to be told so many times that this wasn't present day. But great acting and a very faithful script.
An unnecessary remake that often mimics the original shot-for-shot, whilst streamlining the more complex communal aspects of its predecessor into a brooding adolescent romance. Everything Let The Right One In leaves implicit, here, is made explicit. Reeves expects less of his American audience, spoon-feeding them exposition in awkward dialogue. That said, the two young leads enliven a conspicuously dull script.
Completely missed the point of the original. Interesting to see how such a good story can be turned to mush with heavy handed direction, an awkward script and thoughtless plotting. The themes in the original of innocence, friendship, personal isolation and personal tragedy have been traded for B-movie hollywood horror, interspersing a rather dull film.