Reboots, Remakes, and DejaVu: Let Me In vs. Let The Right One In
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Verdict: See It!     
David's Review
Producer's Take: I am not a big fan of horror movies but Let The Right One In blew me away with its unique style of story-telling. Let Me In did a great job of re-telling the story from an American perspective but it came out so soon after the original thatI did not think a re-make was necesssary.


Kevin's Review
While I'm never an advocate for remakes of foreign films, I do understand their purpose. So when it comes to the remake for Sweden's Let the Right One In, I get why they did it. They wanted to tke an interesting story and allow a wider audience to see it. Let's face it, a lot of the movie-going audience refuse to read subtitles. Foreign = boring. These aren't my feelings, but they are for many. So a remake of a cool story is a no-brainer. With Let Me In -- Matt Reeves' elegant and stylish remake --he has faithfully adapted the style of the original and made it into his own. And for my money, he has created a more moody and emotional film than it's predecessor. From the performaces by Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee to the gorgeous cinematography to the haunting score, this is a fantastic film all around. For my money (and without comparing it to the original) it was one of the best films of 2010.


Aaron's Review
Let the Right One In has a script that is simple and effective, even though it's in a different language! As an audience, we are simultaneously scared for our protagonist and happy for him. The visual design is absolutely breathtaking, utilizing beautiful color contrasts, shot composition, and framing. Everything about this film is so artistic, and although Let Me In had a similar feel to it, Let the Right One In did it first, and did it better!