By ANDY MORGAN
I finally saw Let the Right One In, the Swedish coming-of-age vampire tale, in March of 2009 after the thundering positive buzz had begun to fade, and maybe that’s why I didn’t fall in love with the movie as many before me had. There were elements of the movie I appreciated – the attention to small details, the icy, intense acting and the overall look and feel of the film, but in the final analysis there was nothing that hooked me and made me feel as if I’d witnessed something extraordinary. Frankly, I blame this on the language and culture disconnect that oftentimes occurs, admitted or not, when watching a foreign film. I bring this up, because I’m probably in the minority when I say I welcome the upcoming American remake, directed by Cloverfield helmsman Matt Reeves, aptly titled Let Me In.
Take a peek at the trailer after the jump and let me know your thoughts, especially if you’ve seen Let the Right One In. I’m not too impressed with the preview and I hope the domestic trailer proves more promising, but despite my ambivalence, there are too many positives for Let Me In for me to get discouraged just yet. Reeves love of the material and his work with Cloverfield is the first bonus, and the last, and strongest, are the two leads: Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass). One thing is certain: we’ll find out on October 1, 2010 when Let Me In hits theaters.