Monday, November 1, 2010

To Queue or Not to Queue - Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In (2008)

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Two solid 'To Queue or Not to Queue' entries in one week.  It's an abundance of riches I know, but that's why I'm here at the Reeltime Report.  Hopefully you like Swedish:

This is the movie that the excellent Let Me In was based on.  I have called 'Let Me In' one of the finest films of the year and the similarities between the two are quite large.  At some points you're looking at a nearly shot for shot remake between the two.  However, after seeing both of them, the flaws of 'Let the Right One In' were apparent, and what was more apparent was that they were fixed by 'Let Me In.'  That being said, 'Let the Right One In' is not a bad movie by any means, in fact, it is quite good.

Now, this movie is from Sweden and is subtitled so if that bothers you, then you need not apply.  However, if you're down for that, then you will find yourself watching an excellent film.  The acting is solid, the writing is crisp, and the production design is flawless.  The shot always depicted the mood of the scene incredibly well.  It takes a skilled director to truly encompass the emotion of the scene with the physical shot itself and that is what this movie accomplishes the best, in my humble opinion.  Definitely a good movie that you should check out if you're into foreign films or solid vampire films. 

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