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I'm giving Reeves an early pass on this based on a decent trailer that looks, for the most part, like it honours the Swedish original Let the Right One In. I still think that the new title, "Let Me In," is a travesty. It completely changes what the original title means.

Synopsis:
Let Me In tells a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owen's age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

Trailer after the break.



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Anglebender (8 years ago) Reply

The title is forehead-slapingly Americanized. What does the Morse code at the end say?

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sonaboy (8 years ago) Reply

I'm thinking that's not the ONLY part of this movie that's going to be "Americanized." Wonder how they're going to deal with the voyeurism scene... That has church group panic written all over it.

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RIII (8 years ago) Reply

....H .E .-..L .--.P --M .E

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

For what it's worth, "Let Me In" is the title of the novel the films are based on. That's also the proper translation of the original film's title.

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

music blows

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anders (8 years ago) Reply

When are Americans going to learn to read subtitles? The original movie rules, this one looks like waste bin material.

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Marina (8 years ago) Reply

I have loads of love for the original but must admit this doesn't looks awful. Looks rather promising actually. The kids in particular looks like they actually work.

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MattReevesMustDie (8 years ago) Reply

Question - why have they got a director who CLEARLY knows NOTHING about DIRECTING ACTORS to take charge of such an important remake?????

What morons run this film industry. Matt Reeves can't direct for shit. Cloverfield was like a friggin amateur dramatics night.

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Swedish Chef (8 years ago) Reply

"For what it's worth, "Let Me In" is the title of the novel the films are based on. That's also the proper translation of the original film's title."

Nope, that's not true. It's called "Låt den rätte komma in" (Let the right one in). Same name as the movie (both in swedish and english).

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Swedish Chef (8 years ago) Reply

Sorry, seems you people call it "Let me in" too (checked out a Wiki link). But we don't call it that here.

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projectcyclops (8 years ago) Reply

Urgh, this looks awful. The original was perfect, why remake it?

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rek (8 years ago) Reply

Swedish Chef: Until the remake was announced, I'd only ever heard or seen its English title as LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.

Saw it on the big screen at Toronto After Dark back in ... 2008? Fantastic.

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

These people, they crap on my lawn.

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haribo (8 years ago) Reply

I just got traumatized! Somebody must stop them from releasing that s**t!

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Cletus (8 years ago) Reply

Seems like a compliment to the author and those who own the original movie, not to mention the extra money going/coming their way. I saw the original, liked it, bought it, and look forward to seeing the "americanized" version.

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

meh

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default (8 years ago) Reply

well I'm American and fine with reading subtitles..If this one blows maybe I'll just watch the old one :)


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