I'm just going to outright say it: this film owns! It's arguably the best horror film of the year. If you want suspense, emotion, character development, a great story, and incredible performances, then sink your teeth into this bastard! If you've seen the original, you still won't be disappointed. And if you haven't, then you are in luck because, dare I say it, LET ME IN is even better than the incredible LET THE RIGHT ONE IN! Now, before you condemn me, pop Matt Reeves' version in your DVD player and watch.
I'd like to state right now that prepare to see co-stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Kodi-Smit McPhee nominated for Oscars some time soon. It is not often to find such maturity and sincerity within young actors, yet LET ME IN scored two! These kids are so talented that you may think you're watching real life here. And the casting of character-actor, Richard Jenkins, to play "the father" was pure genius. This man says more with his eyes than any other actor out there. Lastly, an almost unrecognizable Elias Koteas absolutely rocks as the intelligent detective trying to piece together all the bloody madness.
I'm so glad that Matt Reeves was the one to bring this story to American audiences. He's a skilled craftsman that really knows how to enthrall an audience; the USA version of Alexandre Aja; a modern-day Hitchcock. You may think I'm being a tad overzealous in terms of praise, but perhaps you've yet to watch LET ME IN. And special mention must be given to Michael Giacchino for his score: Chilling, haunting, and poetic, his musical notes perfectly accentuated every single scene. I'm listening to it right now.
I can't recommend this film enough.
Audio English dolby digital.
An informative and enjoyable Behind the Scenes featurette.
A cool Art of Special Effects featurette.
A neat Behind the Action Sequence featurette that gives new meaning to the word "rotisserie".
A couple Deleted Scenes.
A Poster & Still Gallery.
The film's trailer.