It looks like they went to great lengths to capture the look of the original Let the Right One In, but tonally it comes across a little more aggressive and a little less contemplative.
I’m still not really sure how I feel about the idea of a remake in the first place. I’m fine with the original film, but there’s no real harm in redoing it.
The good cast including Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, HBO’s Six Feet Under) is promising. Let’s even be charitable and give director Matt Reeves credit for the good parts of Cloverfield and blame the bad parts on the screenplay.
Still, I’m having hard time drumming up enthusiasm for this one.
It opens in the US on October 1.