First of all, I'm probably one of the 10 people in the US who's seen the original, 'Let the Right One In.' (Hyperbole, but you get me. Woefully unknown movie.)
That said, I was a bit skeptical about this movie at first. Well... highly, actually. The original is not only the best vampire movie I've ever seen, it's also one of the best, most artistic, touching, and beautiful (in terms of story and cinematography) films in general I've ever seen. Just blown away. NOT your typical vampire shlock, as those who've seen it can attest. For reference, it has a 97% rating on rottentomatoes.com, one of the highest rated movies in the last 5 years. Just amazing.
However, after seeing the trailers, and while feeling conflicted, also feeling intrigued, I read up a bit on it. From what I'm getting so far, the remake (from the director of 'Cloverfield,' one of my favorite movies of all time) is a) very true to the original, in all aspects, b) is beautiful and terrific, and c) finally takes a very different interpretation of the main characters' relationship at the end. Which to me, after thought and reflection, makes sense. Why else remake the movie? Just so that there's an English language clone? Pointless. the subtitles were fine, and the movie was an absolute masterpiece. But to put a slight, yet deep, spin on the premise of the story in conclusion seems almost brilliant, and maybe makes it worthwhile.
I'm going to see it. For sure.
Stars Chloe Moretz (who was fantastic as Hit Girl, in 'Kick-Ass')
as the vampire Abby. And the creepy kid from 'The Road' as the creepy kid and Abby's.... 'interest.'
Terrific review from bloodydisgusting.com (spoilers)
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Trailer. What a great tag line. "Innocence dies. Abby doesn't."
I'm super-skeptical, since I loved the original, and US remakes usually suck ass. However, I'm sure I'll give it a shot - the weirdness will be missed, though.
Edit: After reading the reviews, maybe it won't be missed. If the film is as described, I can't imagine how he got it past the studio...