More often than not, movie trailers are hugely deceiving. That’s why I’m a little cautious about getting worked up over Let Me In, the Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) remake of the Swedish vampire flick, Let the Right One In. Reeves has said he’s been faithful to the novel and the film, hence many wonder why a remake is even necessary or warranted. I’m a Cloverfield fan, so I’m in the game more for Reeves – to see if he has talent beyond the shaky-cam Godzilla movie he made in 2008 – than I am for any love of the original foreign thriller, which I thought was moody and slightly boring.
Take a peek at the redband Let Me In trailer and give me your thoughts. From the looks of it, Let Me In looks more violent, tense and scary. It’s also certain to have less cut-off-wiener-eunuch time than its predecessor. It’s simply hard to see Reeves’ remake failing, especially with a cast of Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloë Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor).