Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Let The Right One In
Or, as we should rightly call it, Låt den rätte komma in.
Sweden... land of meatballs, Ikea and child vampires. And all the better for it.
This movie is a delight. A delight in the dark, backing the murdering bastards sort of way. The central youthful love affair between Oscar and Eli will draw you in, even as the blood and gore with satiate the hardened horror fans among us. Your horror movie hiding pillow will be wet with tears.
The idea of an American remake is, to be perfectly blunt, an insult and an abomination. Perhaps those who are unable to watch movies with subtitles, through no physical impediment, do not deserve to see such gems as this. To remove it from it's context, from it's intrinsic Scandinavian character, would be to remove any joy from it whatsoever.
Once America was the land of movies, but now they just remake their own, and everyone else's, movies. Whatever happened to their writing talent?
Anyway... watch Let The Right One In in Swedish and be a better person.
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