Friday, 21 January 2011
Let Me In
Let’s get the obvious out of the way, firstly there was no real need to remake the original movie and secondly the new American version is not quite up to the standard set by the original. As I said in my ramble about the Thomas Alfredson version, his was a sensitive study of a unique relationship that refused to be tainted by the dire circumstances that surrounded it. Alfredson depicts the loneliness of the two main characters with great skill. A sweet uplifting romantic film that was deeply moving. I admitted to being completely captivated by the young lead actors particularly by Lina Leanderson who played Eli.
To be honest it’s not a bad remake and if you have not seen the Swedish original you will probably enjoy it a great deal. But if like me, you fell in love with the original this quote from Darren Conner sums up my ramble “Like a joke you've already heard but the previous person told it better. The joke was good - so it was still funny - but not as funny...”