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Weekly Movie Review: Let The Right One In
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eric-the-ded Sep 15th, 2009 06:11 AM

I hear tell that the American version is changing Eli's name to something less androgynous. "Her" name will be Abby.

Aequil Sep 15th, 2009 08:21 AM

It's a great movie, and an even better book, although i like his second book, Handling the Undead, more.
Oh, and i just have to mention this: I know the actor who plays the bully's big brother.

OxBlood Sep 15th, 2009 09:47 AM

Very nice movie indeed and another one that doesn´t need an american remake ;)

I still remember "Quarantine" which was just REC all over again...just replace the spanish actors with american ones and move the scenario to LA and PRESTO!

Relaxing Dragon Sep 15th, 2009 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by eric-the-ded (Post 648166)
I hear tell that the American version is changing Eli's name to something less androgynous. "Her" name will be Abby.

Didn't take long for them to start missing the point.

I love this movie, moreso than the book. It's haunting and quiet, something to study and watch all at once. And such interesting characters and ways to see them (I prefer how the movie presents Hakan and Eli's relationship than the book, it leaves more to the imagination. I sorta see him as an adult Oskar, which is rather depressing when you think about it). The tender romance feels real, and the blood is effective when it comes (the scene you mention of a vampire entering uninvited is my favorite in the movie). Ending kicks ass as well, and I think it does work (Eli just moves really, really fast).

Also, I can confirm that the good subtitles have been released on DVD. Magnolia, desiring the whole issue to be swept under the rug, just didn't bother to tell anyone about it. Just serch through recent stacks of the DVD at the store, look for the one that says Subtitles: English (Theatrical) instead of just Subtitles: English.

Mockery Sep 15th, 2009 05:50 PM

It definitely doesn't need an American remake, no matter how true to the original the director tries to stay. I think that would just ruin it. As for the movie itself, I thought the cinematography was nice as was the acting, but it's not something I would probably bother to watch again. It was just alright (mind you, it was hyped up to me as this jaw-droppingly amazing vampire movie before seeing it). At least it was original though... I'll definitely give it that, which is a lot more than can be said about most movies these days.

Just Ami Sep 16th, 2009 10:43 AM

Fantastic (maybe it should be fangtastic?) movie. I just bought the book recently, but I haven't had time to read it yet. I'm hoping to get it read sometime in October. I've heard nothing but good things about it...

Darren Spooner Sep 16th, 2009 01:14 PM

And just to give Americans some perspective, the winter depicted in this film would be considered one of the more tolerable ones by Swedish standards. Usually they're bitterly cold and covered in mud rather than snow.

Tadao Sep 16th, 2009 06:11 PM

I wish I had seen this in a theater. Big screen, quality sound, dark room. There are some movies that lose something when it comes to your living quarters.

Nick Sep 18th, 2009 05:31 PM

Yay for american remakes. :(

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