Let Me In

Let the Right One In was an excellent book, and a good foreign film. Matt Reeves rewrote it as Let Me In. It’s been several months since I saw the foreign version, but this one seems significantly better constructed for the screen - I wasn’t surprised to hear that the director is the same as the (re)writer.

Some cumbersome (for film) elements were pruned or reworked, but it’s actually slightly longer due to some slow pacing. It’s dark and beautiful. Both versions are worth watching, but the story does lose impact when you see everything coming. My first exposure, the book, was the most moving.

There’s a little bit of awkwardly animated CG footage. Yes, strong little things can move quickly, but I didn’t like the overall effect.