Let Me In Review
Written by: DirtyGirl
Let Me In, the first vampire movie to come from Hammer in 35 years. It is obvious right from the start that director Matt Reeves set out to copy the original movie, Let the Right One In. Many of the best scenes from the original were copied exactly but there were some nice new scenes as well.
Yes, I had a Deja Vu feeling watching it, but is that really a bad thing considering the original was excellent. If it is not broken, why fix it? Let Me In comes across with much more emotion than the original. The audience is really drawn into Owen's world. He has no friends, a drunk mother, a father that doesn't care, and school bullies that harass him everyday. Owen always seems to be alone all the time. Abby seems a little colder in this movie and not quite as innocent this time around.
Let Me In is a little scarier also. The kills are much more brutal. I really like the 80s nostalgia as well, it was a nice touch. It made this movie more relatable. I have to say honestly, this version was much better than the original.
All in all, I think Hammer hit a home run with this one.