Let the Right One In Reviews
The style of Let the Right One In is very quiet and slow, two words that don?t typically get me excited. I?m not usually all that fond of reading subtitles, but there is so little said in this movie that it didn?t become much of a problem. The thing is, I wasn?t sure what I was supposed to be feeling in these slow silent moments. Was there tension I was missing out on? It seemed pretty obvious what was going to happen at any given moment, so I never felt nervous for anyone, and I certainly never jumped in surprise. I mean the whole theme of the movie is that Eli is a friend, so we?re not supposed to be scared of her, at least I hope we weren?t intended to be scared because I wasn?t.
There are many parts of Let the Right One In that puzzled me. For instance, it stops in the middle of the movie to show Oskar playing games with his father, and they?re interrupted by some other guy. As soon as the scene ended I instantly thought ?Wait, what was the point of that?!?? There are other scenes that felt superfluous like this, and I couldn?t help wondering if I missed something. Also there were a few moments that made me laugh out loud and I don?t think they were intended to at all, but they looked so silly I couldn?t help it. Now it may come across as though I?m being hypercritical of Let the Right One In, as if I hated it, but that was not the case. It?s an OK movie, just nothing special.
(But watch it with the subtitles, not the overdub.)