Monday, October 4, 2010
Horror-A-Day: Day Four/ My Review: Let Me In
Like I said, other than those few changes, the story was basically the same. Like when Abby enters Owen's room after coming from the hospital. There was basically no difference in that entire scene, except for more close ups of Abby. I didn't expect them to change a whole lot, since it is such an amazing story, but I was kind of hoping that in the remake they would add more about Abby and her guardian. Not just because I like Richard Jenkins, which I do, but because that was the one thing I would've changed about the original. They do have a photo of Abby with her guardian when he was young, which was a nice touch, but I really wanted more backstory. I guess I'll have to read the book for that, if its even in there.
I would not have made a single change to the pool scene from the original because I think that it was perfect the way it was, with us not seeing anything, and only hearing what Oskar hears. What they did in this movie though, was add a lot more and made it a lot more bloody and violent. That was unnecessary, but I must admit, still looked really cool. So, even though I do prefer the original movie, I really liked this one as well. The casting was perfect, especially the two leads who were great together, and I really just love this story. My rating: 9/10