Posted on 1/07/10 07:27 PM
I regret to inform you that Let The Right One In has gotten an overdose of positive critical acclaim.
I have not nor will I ever see Twilight, and from what I understand from those that have, Let The Right One In is a superior film. I have no trouble believing that. However, I really don't think this film is a violent or "adult" as some make it out to be.
Here's what I will say: this is a well made film. It's an improvement on mass-audience media, it's an interesting take on the vampire genre, and it's handsomely shot. However, it's boring and predictable. The bullied=young-boy angle is perhaps the most overused stereotypical storyline in the past few decades. I would have loved to see this film taken to a true level of darkness, one where neither the protagonist or the young girl are so straightforwardly innocent. Unfortunately, it plays it safe in that regard.