Saturday, October 16, 2010

Let The Right One In

Let The Right On In, the 2008 Swedish flick on which the recent American film Let Me In is based, takes an interesting turn on the vampire genre.

Through the budding relationship between 12-year-old Oskar and the preternatural, faux-12-year-old Eli, viewers question what we think of loneliness and recognize many would do the unimaginable to be loved.

Let The Right On In is a visual treat with its stark cinematography and bleak tone. The child actors are superb. There is very little blood and gore, with the film focusing mostly on the relationship between the two children.

Even with subtitles, it rocks.


Paul said...

I'm at the point where any movie with "vampires" in the description gets a "Not interested" click from me. We've gone well beyond the over-saturation point.

The Film Geek said...

I feel the same, Paul. That's why I liked this one so fangs, no real vampire mythology. Just the relationship aspect. There is killing, but in a non-traditional vampire way.

Area Man said...

Forget the vampire angle. It's a hell of a lot closer to Harold and Maude than it is to Twilight.

Gorgeous film, well worth it.

primalscreamx said...

I loved this one and the swimming pool scene is kind of a riot.

All Click said...

I loved this one too. The remake actually isn't too bad either because it stays so close to the source in story but also in the overall tone of the movie.