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Posted on 9/30/10 12:24 PM
Let The Right One In is one of the most pure, most beautiful, pieces of poetic film I have seen. I first watched this at my friend?s house awhile back, and I was pretty much infested by its moral use of intellect; the story builds to a superbly done climax. This is, no doubt, my favorite movie of all time; there are plenty of movies that leave you breathless, but nothing like this. It's done so well by astoundingly unknown Director Tomas Alfredson. Alfredson has gathered some of the most excellent cast members to be adapted from a novel; the two leads couldn't have been destined for a better part. It's done with so much care and grace that you feel Alfredson had passion for the story he was telling. Let the Right One In uses a dark, gothic feel, which gives it that kind of artistic vibe that every vampire movie should have.
I've read a fair share of negative reviews on the subject of why some didn?t like it, and, in all honesty, their boggess. Most the population that didn't enjoy it, bash it. Bashing it with all their heart; they don't give you the rights and wrongs of their natural feeling, they just try to take it down with an iron fist, and, forgive me for saying, but that?s a ridiculous system. Because when you don't like a movie, bashing isn't the right way to sway: You want to keep it professional while still keeping your feeling on how the script was uneven or how the acting was half-assed (not my opinion, but apparently others).
Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackberg in 1982.
The story is definitely one of the best I?ve seen or read. It's ever so delicately done by Alfredson, who seems to love the story more than me. Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant) is a twelve year-old kid living life day by day. He is an outcast thus making him an easy target for getting picked on. He dreams the day of revenge, but he?s not one to fight back. He meets Eli (Lina Leandersson), who moved in next to him. She is a skinny, pale faced, girl who Oskar later befriends. She's a little strange; she only comes out at night and the windows to her apartment are boxed up, but Oskar doesn't mind.
The story later intertwines geniusly, where to every plot and sub plot come together; making the ending climax?and what happens before it?seem real. The Screenplay for the story is done by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the book that is of the same name. I honestly believe that if the author writes the screenplay, the movie will be, unless it's Stephen King's situation where almost all directors destroy his work, twice as good. The author knows what he or she is writing, their image of the world they write about lies in their head more clearly than, say, some big producer guy who gets paid for it.
Let the Right One In uses some of the finest?no. THE finest camera shots I?ve ever seen. It goes to show you don?t need ten different camera angles to get a detailed shot, just one, strategically placed. It brings memories of horror movies in the 70?s and early 80?s. The Shining, Kubrick?s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King?s third novel, used limited camera shots and look where that ended up, one scary ass movie. I would have to say, the climax of this movie will go down as being one of the most original and innovative pieces of inspiration to come of horror fanatics.
You can't say other then this cinematic experience is beautiful, like most foreign films are. It gradually gets more incredibly beautiful as the picture goes on, but it's not style over substance by any means, the plot actually is more brilliant then the scenery. It's deeper than most Vampire folklore based films, and it?s also dramatic and grizzly at the same time. It's everything us Horror fans thrive off of.
Thanks for reading.