|Title:||Let Me In|
|09.23.10||Paramount||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2010|
Off to the Paramount for a gala double feature of movies that are about to come out nation-wide. Huh, Parking's gotten worse in downtown, and standing in line to get a second ticket is no fun, especially when you end up being obstructed. I guess most people would prefer that to somewhere closer like... row A seat 7, but not me. Oh well, guess I'll just deal with the tight seats and the obstructed view for a few hours... great.
Despite the physical discomfort, this remake was pretty good. I liked but did not love the original and feel about the same for this one. As always, Richard Jenkins and Elias Koetes were amazing. The boy looked like a perfect American equivalent to the original actor to me. The girl was a bit more American and less weird.
So, my own trifling differences between versions. If you haven't seen either then this is worth watching and stop reading.
-i liked Jenkins' car scene more in this one but - maybe this is the film and maybe this is just me knowing the story already - I actually felt more weirdness from the original dad; I feel like they drew out the mystery of what was going on there for longer. In this one, right after the first kill you hear the girl yelling at him saying "what, do I have to do it myself?" which I think leads people directly to here right off the bat.
-I probably liked the hospital room fire scene more in this one although I remember it being great in the original as well.
-I definitely liked the end pool scene more in the original.
-I generally didn't like the CG movement they gave the girl. I guess it's an American thing (or a having-a-budget thing) but blah... didn't need it. I also didn't need the vampire eyes and weird teeth.