'08 Swedish film is a wonderful film about the alienation of two children on the brink of their teenage years and the bond that can be formed between two kindred spirits who find themselves lost. It's a love story for adults about kids. Go watch it.
In all that terrificness found in that film, some of it struck director Matt Reeves of Cloverfield fame, and he decided to remake it. With the best intentions of course, but that's not good enough for some. He's doing this because it struck him in his heart, and he got inspired--that's what being an artist is all about. This isn't going to make a whole lot of money, nothing Oscar-baity really does. He's making this to show others of the beauty that can be found in the book's material. Only film geeks really know about the Swedish version. This American remake will be make a small splash at the B.O. and mos def get people in the film community talking, hopefully people outside of it too. Which is the whole intention of the remake. To the wonder in the book translated onto the screen. Trust. It will undoubtedly be compared to the original but whether or not it holds up or surpasses it is yet to be seen. It looks good enough to me, maybe a little too faithful, but good enough just the same. Really good. I'm excited. Plus, I have an actor's crush on Moretz, she's gonna go places.
Let Me In It tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a new child in a New Mexico town in the early 1980s.
Anyway, without further adieu...
Let Me In sinks it's teeth in October 1st.