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This movie is non stop action from beginning to end. Forget about the critics and the geeky nerds who go to the movies to study the plots and look for historical accuracy. Let yourself be entertained! That's what this movie will do for you. Sure, like with most movies, there are things here and there that the movie could have done without the characters saying or doing, but that is the case with almost all movies and tv shows. The theater where I saw it was packed and at the end people stood up and clapped. If you like action, breathtaking scenery and the steam punk genre; you will love this version of Robin Hood. The visuals are stunning. It's also got the best looking Robin Hood ever; another stunning aspect of the movie, might I add. And Marian, with those amazing eyes, wow. Just go see, forget the tomatometer and all the negativity. It is awesome!!!
I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. I definitely enjoyed Let The Right One In. Despite the apparent less attractive title of Let Me In as compared to Let The Right One In, give it a chance. No remake or re-adaptation will ever be the same as the original since it is done through a new director's eyes, views, etc. and using different technology, different scenery, lighting, etc. I always tend toward giving new interpretations a chance instead of closing myself without really having seen them. In some cases, the remakes are much better than the originals. Even if they are not better, they may be good in their own right.
Not to give away anything if you haven't seen "Let The Right One In", but the phrase "Let Me In" that has been criticized as the choice for this adaptation's title, ties in directly with the story and the condition of the little girl. Kodi Smit-McPhee seems like a great choice as the main character. He is an award winning actor who has been nominated against adult actors. I watched him in The Road and he is a superb child actor. I'm sure the movie will be spectacular since early reviews seem very favorable. Hopefully the ending (the very last scene) of the Swedish version will be improved here.
Can't wait for this movie. I definitely enjoyed the first one as did the kids and the whole family. We only want Zachary Gordon as Greg Heffley!!! Hope they don't get the dumb idea to switch the actor.
I loved this movie. Despite being in the education field, I've never read the books. The boy actor (Zachary Gordon) is absolutely and totally perfect as the main character of this movie. He is a natural actor. The movie is funny, clean and absolutely and totally fantastic. I watched it with a smile from beginning to end and have no idea what the low reviewers are talking about. The odd cast of child characters and the main character's plan to scale the Junior High popularity ladder are absolutely adorable. My favorite scene of the movie is when Roderick tricks Greg into thinking it's the first day of school and it's already 8:01 and little Greg gets up, puts his pants half up and then rushes to get ready, eat breakfast, brush his teeth, put on his shoes all at the same time.
Zachary Gordon is a natural in this role. His acting is perfect. He has charisma and exhudes an extremely appealing personality and presence. He is a cute, adorable boy actor who I hope and would like to see in more roles. Unfortunately, playing a character from a well known book will cause callous comments and unrealistic comparisons that might influence any future potential of getting other roles. Buy it? Rent it? or skip it? I definitely bought it and am very pleased that I did. I've watched it by myself, with the kids and with company. It is a movie that will become a classic at family movie nights and when you just want to watch something wholesome and healthy. Definitely watch it. If you've read the books, watch it with new eyes and you will definitely find it enjoyable and a pleasure to share with family over and over.
This is one of those rare surprise gems that you did not expect was going to be as good as it is. The weight of the movie rests on the acting of the two children who play Oskar and Eli. The adults' acting is secondary, bland and uninteresting. The setting and scenery is grim and dull in contrast with the beauty, peaceful, serene, low key, but at the same time very effective acting and presence of the boy who plays Oskar and the girl who plays Eli. It is a vampire story. However, unlike any other vampire story, it is seen from the human perspective of children. There is no struggle for power, no love lost or re-gained, it is about two children who don't just want to be accepted, if not by others, at least by each other, and they do accomplish this. My favorite portion of the movie is from where Eli climbs into Oskar's window and lies in bed with him. She tells him not to turn around and he accepts her request. From this point on he begins to notice she is not quite a girl, specially because she tells him. Later on, when he finds out what she is, he struggles, but then accepts her as she is.
It has its flaws, both in story and projection. The ending is unclear and left to interpretation (something that I absolutely hate in any movie). However, it is a superb, must see film. Buy or rent? Definitely buy. Although, watch it in its original language, Swedish. I watched the last 30 minutes in English. The English dubbing is horrible, done by actors with heavy accents. Oskar and Eli's voices sound much better in Swedish.