Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Let Me In

Director: Matt Reeves

Rated R  115 Mins

Anchor Bay Entertainment

Excerpt from Product Description: 
In bleak New Mexico, a lonely, bullied boy, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee), forms a unique bond with his mysterious new neighbor, Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz), who moves from town to town with the man who appears to be her father. Trapped in the mind and body of a child, however, Abby is forced to hide a horrific secret of bloodthirsty survival. But in a world of both tenderness and terror, how can you invite in the one friend who may unleash the ultimate nightmare?

Based on the 2008 Swedish movie titled "Let The Right One In". 

The main characters are children, Owen and Abby (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz). Owen, a 12 year old boy who has to deal with bullies is approached by a barefoot Abby one cold snowy night. Their bedrooms are wall to wall and they come up with Morse code tapping on the wall to communicate with each other. Abby comes to Owen's side to protect him and they form a strong bond with each other.

Throughout the movie, I was really impressed with the storyline and the acting. Both kids played their parts very well, and the plot stayed true to the original. It wasn't just about killing and blood sucking..but more about two children who discover they care about each other and will protect the other no matter what happens.

I did find some parts a little hard to watch, like the bully scenes with Owen and the kids from his school. But the satisfaction when the kids get whats coming to them, over-shadows that. The visual effects are really good, and the timing of them as well.

It did end with a possibility of a sequel, however I personally hope they don't go that route.

Overall, I would highly recommend Let Me In and this is definitely one that is on my shelf for future re-viewings.

I am rating Let Me In - 5/5

Bidding you bloody nightmares,


I have to agree with you Nyx, 'Let Me In' was an amazing movie. Unfortunately, I watched this movie on Netflix so I don't own a copy but I will be buying it to add to my collection. Wow! It was really good. Much better than I anticipated. And I'm glad that you recommended it to me.

The acting from all perspectives was incredible, especially for such young actors. And the story line was incredible! I have not see the Swedish version 'Let The Right One In' but I'm sure I'll be checking it out just because of this one. I don't think they could have picked better people for the roles. And, I also found that watching the bullying scenes rather difficult! I hate the fact that kids are bullied and I had a great sense of relief and satisfaction when Owen whacked that bully over the ear! And then at the end, I knew it was coming and I was happy to see it.

Overall this movie was fantastic. It was dark, twisted, disturbing, and enjoyable! I have to say, my favorite scene was definitely the ending with the bullies! haha. I highly recommend this movie! Especially if you are a fan of horror movies with kids, like 'The Orphanage.'

My Rating: 5/5


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