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New Let Me In trailer clearly feasted on the original film

Jul. 26, 2010by:

I'm conflicted about the LET ME IN remake as I have been since I first heard about it. On the one hand, if you watch these trailers, it looks like an extremely well made horror film, one that even makes me not care it features the current plague of pop culture, vampires.

But then you stop and think that this is a remake of a movie from TWO YEARS AGO, and if you’ve seen that film, you can see it looks almost identical to it, albeit with an American cast. How hard is it to make a good movie out of a good movie, when you have to (and should) change almost nothing about it? I’m sure this will be worthwhile, but I don’t really see the challenge here.

This new trailer (via MTV from Comic-Con) indicates this movie won't quite be shot-by-shot, line-by-line taken from LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, but it’s pretty damn close. That being said, most audiences probably haven’t seen the original, and this might resonate pretty soundly with them when it arrives in theaters, as I have little doubt it’ll be a quality film. Check it out below.

Extra Tidbit: Something tells me we'll hold off on the underage nudity in this version.
Source: MTV

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1:15PM on 07/27/2010
i think the original was a masterpiece, but might still see this only because of chloe moretz who was really good in kick-ass
i think the original was a masterpiece, but might still see this only because of chloe moretz who was really good in kick-ass
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9:16AM on 07/27/2010

nah

I saw the original last year and liked it, it was well done, this trailer doesn't look that good. Watch the original if you haven't seen it.
I saw the original last year and liked it, it was well done, this trailer doesn't look that good. Watch the original if you haven't seen it.
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8:50AM on 07/27/2010
I agree that it seems kind of redundant to make a re-make for a fantastic film released only a couple of years ago. However, this really does look quite good. It doesn't seem like they've changed much at all, but it DOES look like they've at least added a FEW of their own additions. I'm especially excited to see Richard Jenkins in action. Anyway, I'm definitely interested in seeing this.
I agree that it seems kind of redundant to make a re-make for a fantastic film released only a couple of years ago. However, this really does look quite good. It doesn't seem like they've changed much at all, but it DOES look like they've at least added a FEW of their own additions. I'm especially excited to see Richard Jenkins in action. Anyway, I'm definitely interested in seeing this.
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4:50AM on 07/27/2010
this looks... ok. i guess. looks like reeves is set on making a (kinda) shot-for-shot remake of the original. its like he saw the storyboards for the original film and was like "hmmm, but what if we put the camera HERE instead?" the original cinematography was much classier imo. it was such a beautiful film, i guess i was just expecting something other than a misaligned photocopy of the original... something that said "hey, this remake is necessary!"

im neutral on this for now.
this looks... ok. i guess. looks like reeves is set on making a (kinda) shot-for-shot remake of the original. its like he saw the storyboards for the original film and was like "hmmm, but what if we put the camera HERE instead?" the original cinematography was much classier imo. it was such a beautiful film, i guess i was just expecting something other than a misaligned photocopy of the original... something that said "hey, this remake is necessary!"

im neutral on this for now.
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12:06AM on 07/27/2010
Looks a lot like the original, with a few flares of originality too. Nothing horribly wrong with that. Some people probably just can't swallow a Swedish subtitled film. I saw it, loved it, but am still interested in this one too.
Looks a lot like the original, with a few flares of originality too. Nothing horribly wrong with that. Some people probably just can't swallow a Swedish subtitled film. I saw it, loved it, but am still interested in this one too.
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10:43PM on 07/26/2010

Cool

I watched the original film and can say I'm one of the people (few?) who really didn't care for it. The easy way to explain how I felt? Well I was bored watching it. Nothing about this film caught my attention and it wasn't the subtitles because I've loved a number of foreign films.

So, with that said, I'm all for a retry at this one. Trailers look solid and I'm a fan of Mr. Reeves.

I kinda don't see a point in complaining that these people are doing this for the money. Aren't all
I watched the original film and can say I'm one of the people (few?) who really didn't care for it. The easy way to explain how I felt? Well I was bored watching it. Nothing about this film caught my attention and it wasn't the subtitles because I've loved a number of foreign films.

So, with that said, I'm all for a retry at this one. Trailers look solid and I'm a fan of Mr. Reeves.

I kinda don't see a point in complaining that these people are doing this for the money. Aren't all filmmakers making movies because it is how they make money? So, in essence, aren't all movies made, mainly, for money?

Yeah its easy for people here to say that they shouldn't do this movie because if they REALLY wanted to show love and respect to the original they'd just release it in American theaters ... but any smart person knows, things don't work that way here.

The general American audience doesn't want to watch and read, do they? So would a rereleasing of the original film do much good? Probably not. But this remake will probably spike the interest in the film its based on.

I've went back (and know many others) and watched a number of films because of their remakes (Black Christmas, The Longest Yard, The Fog, Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, The Ring, The Grudge and more) so this method does work.
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9:25PM on 07/26/2010
People!.. It's supposed to look like the original... it's an *adaptation*. They're just Americanizing the Swedish film, so of course they're going to look the same. I only wish they would have chose an actress that looked more like Lina.
People!.. It's supposed to look like the original... it's an *adaptation*. They're just Americanizing the Swedish film, so of course they're going to look the same. I only wish they would have chose an actress that looked more like Lina.
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8:49PM on 07/26/2010

Has no one read the book?

The trailer looks great and I'm confused, I don't recall a scene in the original movie with a guy with a bag on his head popping out the back seat of a car while at a gas station... so I guess it isn't shot for shot. And from all the press I have read, the film follows the book much more closely than the original so have an open mind, there is room for improvement.
The trailer looks great and I'm confused, I don't recall a scene in the original movie with a guy with a bag on his head popping out the back seat of a car while at a gas station... so I guess it isn't shot for shot. And from all the press I have read, the film follows the book much more closely than the original so have an open mind, there is room for improvement.
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7:33PM on 07/26/2010

Once again...

Let the Right One In is not a perfect film, seriously. The trailers continue to impress me.
Let the Right One In is not a perfect film, seriously. The trailers continue to impress me.
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7:23PM on 07/26/2010

yea...

it looks just like the original, ive seen this movie already! its been made already!
it looks just like the original, ive seen this movie already! its been made already!
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7:16PM on 07/26/2010
It's a shame that i feel prejudicial against the film because the kids are obviously talented actors, but in a way that makes it almost worst. their talents are wasted on something we've already seen. Cinema lovers don't judge foreign movies differently, they acknowledge and appreciate what the cultural differences are, but ultimately if it works it works. So to me, this is no different than a near perfect American indie film making the festival circuits and before it hits a decent wide opening
It's a shame that i feel prejudicial against the film because the kids are obviously talented actors, but in a way that makes it almost worst. their talents are wasted on something we've already seen. Cinema lovers don't judge foreign movies differently, they acknowledge and appreciate what the cultural differences are, but ultimately if it works it works. So to me, this is no different than a near perfect American indie film making the festival circuits and before it hits a decent wide opening a larger studio announces they will remake it.
It has nothing to do with "cultural differences", which is the first excuse they always latch on to. If there were in fact cultural differences than Let The Right One In wouldn't be nearly as popular with Western audiences as it is. The story doesn't instantly become more relatable when you throw in English, arcades and American nit nacks. It's like saying The Gods Must Be Crazy NEEDS to be remade and shot in America because it would be more effective if it were. Of course when you do it, a lot of it's charm and poignancy is left out the door. Let The Right One in is not only a great story but a great Swedish story. The isolated working class suburb of Stockholm is as much a character in the story as anything, and it cannot be easily replaced with an isolated working class American suburb.
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7:34PM on 07/26/2010
I'm totally with you on this, man. The Swedish setting is one of the things I loved about the movie too, mainly because it's my favourite country but besides that...well, you know what I mean.
I'm totally with you on this, man. The Swedish setting is one of the things I loved about the movie too, mainly because it's my favourite country but besides that...well, you know what I mean.
6:03PM on 07/26/2010
This doesn't interest me at all. I refuse to believe that this film is done with "love" and "respect" for the original. I'm not saying this will be bad, just futile and pointless. " Hey guys, let's take this very successful movie that someone else has worked extremely hard for years on writing and developing then practically copy the entire fucking movie but setting it in a US town. This means we don't have to come up with an idea, do a little bit of script amendment and make a fuckload of cash
This doesn't interest me at all. I refuse to believe that this film is done with "love" and "respect" for the original. I'm not saying this will be bad, just futile and pointless. " Hey guys, let's take this very successful movie that someone else has worked extremely hard for years on writing and developing then practically copy the entire fucking movie but setting it in a US town. This means we don't have to come up with an idea, do a little bit of script amendment and make a fuckload of cash which the original film maker deserved to have made in the first place...providing he only did it for the money" It's bullshit, maximum profit with minimum effort. I don't like it.
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6:57PM on 07/26/2010
The fact is this remake is NOT stealing money from the original. The original did not have enough of a wide release here in america and unfortunately subtitled films are not that successful. Even if this is a cash grab/rip off of hte original it doesnt matter its still making people more aware of the book/original so its fine by me.
The fact is this remake is NOT stealing money from the original. The original did not have enough of a wide release here in america and unfortunately subtitled films are not that successful. Even if this is a cash grab/rip off of hte original it doesnt matter its still making people more aware of the book/original so its fine by me.
7:05PM on 07/26/2010
I never said it was "stealing" money, I just feel the commercial success is going to the wrong people. I agree with you that this will make people more aware of the original source but it's sad that it takes someone else cloning the work you did to do it.
I never said it was "stealing" money, I just feel the commercial success is going to the wrong people. I agree with you that this will make people more aware of the original source but it's sad that it takes someone else cloning the work you did to do it.
8:05PM on 07/26/2010
Iaboni,

It's not that subtitled films aren't successful. It's just all a catch 22, They don't get the marketing they deserve because the distributors don't want to waste money on a foreign picture, on the other hand, foreign pictures don't make money because distributors don't promote them.
Iaboni,

It's not that subtitled films aren't successful. It's just all a catch 22, They don't get the marketing they deserve because the distributors don't want to waste money on a foreign picture, on the other hand, foreign pictures don't make money because distributors don't promote them.
12:22AM on 07/27/2010
APzombie I agree with everything you just said, however, that still shows that subtitled films arent successful in the US. Whatever the reason behind it is, they still are not successful.
APzombie I agree with everything you just said, however, that still shows that subtitled films arent successful in the US. Whatever the reason behind it is, they still are not successful.
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5:50PM on 07/26/2010

cool!

While the original is a good film.......it's nowhere near as great as the book was. I think the remake looks wicked. Can't wait!
While the original is a good film.......it's nowhere near as great as the book was. I think the remake looks wicked. Can't wait!
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4:47PM on 07/26/2010
There's really no need for this.. at all. The original is relatively new and was fantastic. This does look promising for a remake but what could they POSSIBLY add? A giant waste of money.. release it here and save yourself millions.
There's really no need for this.. at all. The original is relatively new and was fantastic. This does look promising for a remake but what could they POSSIBLY add? A giant waste of money.. release it here and save yourself millions.
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3:52PM on 07/26/2010

Not bad

Not a fan of remakes in general, but there's solid buzz surrounding this from people who have seen it, and they do have a talented cast/crew working on it. Might not replace the original but could be an interesting [link] of the novel.
Not a fan of remakes in general, but there's solid buzz surrounding this from people who have seen it, and they do have a talented cast/crew working on it. Might not replace the original but could be an interesting [link] of the novel.
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3:51PM on 07/26/2010

Ok

THis does look more like a reinvisioned adaptation and does stay true to the origina film. but my concern is the acting. Oskar and Eli from the original are portrayed so well that to me after watchin this trailer it doesnt seem as real or cool as the original.
THis does look more like a reinvisioned adaptation and does stay true to the origina film. but my concern is the acting. Oskar and Eli from the original are portrayed so well that to me after watchin this trailer it doesnt seem as real or cool as the original.
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3:20PM on 07/26/2010
This looks surprisingly solid. Matt Reeves and crew really tried to honor the original film a lot, and it shows. So it's more of an adaptation than a remake and that bodes well. The question that remains is whether or not this is worth seeing for those who saw Let the Right One In' and loved it?
This looks surprisingly solid. Matt Reeves and crew really tried to honor the original film a lot, and it shows. So it's more of an adaptation than a remake and that bodes well. The question that remains is whether or not this is worth seeing for those who saw Let the Right One In' and loved it?
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3:17PM on 07/26/2010
Extra Tidbit: The question is... WAS it underage nudity? If you've read the book, you'll know what I'm getting at.
Extra Tidbit: The question is... WAS it underage nudity? If you've read the book, you'll know what I'm getting at.
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3:21PM on 07/26/2010
Yeah, that scene has a much different spin if you've read the book. Kinda hard to believe the guy that wrote it also adapted the screenplay.
Yeah, that scene has a much different spin if you've read the book. Kinda hard to believe the guy that wrote it also adapted the screenplay.
6:15PM on 07/26/2010
I didn't have to read the book to understand that it really wasn't underage nudity if you look at it differently... I mean obviously she's how old stuck in a young girl's body?
I didn't have to read the book to understand that it really wasn't underage nudity if you look at it differently... I mean obviously she's how old stuck in a young girl's body?
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2:52PM on 07/26/2010
Looks a lot better than what I thought an American remake of Let The Right One In would look like, but what's the point if EVERYTHING looks pretty much lifted from the original. All in all, though, I still think it looks good.
Looks a lot better than what I thought an American remake of Let The Right One In would look like, but what's the point if EVERYTHING looks pretty much lifted from the original. All in all, though, I still think it looks good.
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2:04PM on 07/26/2010
Nah. I have yet to be impressed by anything in the trailers or posters. I'll wait... for a while. But hey at least people don't have to read those goshdarn subtitles!
Nah. I have yet to be impressed by anything in the trailers or posters. I'll wait... for a while. But hey at least people don't have to read those goshdarn subtitles!
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3:42PM on 07/26/2010
Agree with you on the first part. Disagree with you on the last.
Agree with you on the first part. Disagree with you on the last.
5:48PM on 07/26/2010
You have yet to be impressed by anything by anyone, therefore your opinion is useless.
You have yet to be impressed by anything by anyone, therefore your opinion is useless.
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