Saturday, September 25, 2010

Let Me In v Let The Right One In

The Swedish original 'Let The Right One In' was one of the best films I saw last year. I cringed and my toes curled when I heard that Hollywood was doing its usual trick of lifting a successful foreign language film and remaking it (or, as they like to call it 're-imagining it'!) into a pale form of the predecessor. My reaction was amplified when I then heard about the title change because (apparently) the original title was too long for US audiences.

I recently read a very favourable review for this 're-imagining', I liked Cloe Moretz in Kick-Ass and now I've watched the trailer. I just know I'm going to be suckered into watching this... but will it be a full-blooded remake or an anemic copy?

And, for good measure, here's the trailer for the original movie, a brilliant film that really gets under your skin and remains with you long after the end credits have rolled:

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1 comment:

  1. I'm not a fan of remakes myself... however I must admit that this trailer looks good. Let's hope.