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« on: July 27, 2009, 03:03:02 PM »



Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in):


--Let me start by saying, "Wow, I didn't see this coming!". This film is very impressive from beginning to end. It's rich in character, story, cinematography, and effects. The actors are young, but seem to move naturally in front of the camera and carry this unsettling story along well. With exception of a few minor scenes, this film is absolutely brilliant!

Story: A young boy named Oscar (Kåre Hedebrant) is living in an apartment complex with his mother and attending his local grade-school where he is the ridicule of bullies and teachers alike. He stays removed from his peers and that makes him an easy target for pranks and abuse. Oscar feels alone and rejected by the world which gives place for evil desires and fascinations to brew inside him...
   One evening Oscar leaves the apartment to vent his frustrations, when he is met in the courtyard by a mysterious newcomer to the complex, Eli (Lina Leandersson). She is quizzical and interested in Oscar which immediately draws him near her and closer to her dark secret....

That's as far as I'll go, but know that the story is very interesting and holds true to the tradition and folklore of the genre, yet remains curiously original and fresh.

I give her a 9/10 or  Thumbup Thumbup     
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 06:45:15 PM »

I also thought the movie was great, even though I had to watch it with dumbed down subtitles.

MINOR SPOILER!
Makes you wonder how many "friends" she has made throughout the years.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 08:57:03 PM »

I also thought the movie was great, even though I had to watch it with dumbed down subtitles.

The version I saw was english dubbed and I kinda wish I had gone the subtitle route. The dubbing was ok, but some of the character's voices just didn't seem to match them. Other than that (and the Oscar hand slice scene) it was a decent flick!
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 07:53:55 AM »


Heard alot of good things about this one, but missed it at cinemas and regretted it.  Am looking for this one to be released on DVD soon!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 09:50:41 AM »

Excellent film all around, the bleak snow covered landscape is nearly a character in itself. This film brought a much needed breath of fresh air into the mostly stale Vampire genre. Sadly this is already slated to have a Hollywood remake  Bluesad I see signs of the [REC]/Quarantine debacle in its future.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 10:12:06 AM »

Excellent film all around, the bleak snow covered landscape is nearly a character in itself. This film brought a much needed breath of fresh air into the mostly stale Vampire genre. Sadly this is already slated to have a Hollywood remake  Bluesad I see signs of the [REC]/Quarantine debacle in its future.

It is a great movie. I love vampire movies and this is one of my favorites. The kids are great in it, its shot beautifully, and there isnt a lot of gore but, what it does have is pretty impressive.

Hollywood will muck it up like they always do. I just hope they dont sexualize the kids. The relationship between oskar and Eli is so sweet and innocent.

I hated Quarantine. It is very much like REC but just...off somehow.  It didnt give me that sense of claustrophobia like REC did. Hollywood needs to stop remaking foreign films. They suck at it. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 03:49:00 PM »

I'm ambivalent toward vampires, and I hate kids.  (I also had the ending spoiled for me already.)

Should I bother seeing this?
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 04:15:07 PM »

I hated Quarantine. It is very much like REC but just...off somehow.  It didnt give me that sense of claustrophobia like REC did. Hollywood needs to stop remaking foreign films. They suck at it. 

Quarantine would have fared better if [REC] did not exist, as it is the changes they made were a step in the wrong direction. The terrorist slant they put on the zombie virus was not nearly as scary as the esoteric demonic possession that was hinted at in the original. That part was unexpected and could have been a whole another story in itself. How hard would it be for them to put some effort into promoting some of these superior films like they did for Pan's Labyrinth? Certainly it would be cheaper than making an entirely new film sometimes less than a year after the original in some cases. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009, 04:25:00 PM »

Quarantine would have fared better if [REC] did not exist, as it is the changes they made were a step in the wrong direction. The terrorist slant they put on the zombie virus was not nearly as scary as the esoteric demonic possession that was hinted at in the original.  


Although that theme ("esoteric demonic possession") did present it's self in the final 5min of the film Quarantine. Look at the newspaper clippings and other props scattered throughout the final hidden room, it has demonic occultism written all over it. Terrorist biochemical warfare was simply societies explanation of unexplainable/supernatural events...

It was creepy, I kinda dug it!
   
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 10:33:07 AM »

Yeah I guess you are right, but I still did not care for the spin they tried to put on it as much. I saw [REC] months before, and it was just even more creepier by the end to me. Whoever did the ad campaign for Quarantine should have been fired though, not since they revealed the final two seconds of Phantasm 2 in the trailer has a movie been so blatantly spoiled ahead of time. On the poster even, and DVD cover as well. 
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 12:46:40 PM »

I'm ambivalent toward vampires, and I hate kids.  (I also had the ending spoiled for me already.)

Should I bother seeing this?

I would say yes.
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 02:51:57 PM »

I'm ambivalent toward vampires, and I hate kids.  (I also had the ending spoiled for me already.)

Should I bother seeing this?


Honestly, I hate vampire movies. I think the entire concept of vampires has been molested so badly by neo-goth teenage crybabies*, and mainstream media that it no longer holds any fear factor, but this film didn't really feel like a vampire movie. It was more of dark fairytale about friendship, innocence lost, and personal sacrifice.

...the vampirism is present, but more or less a sub-text.




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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2009, 09:30:02 PM »

 Thumbup Just saw this the other night. I don't really care for vampire movies but this was amazing.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2009, 03:30:10 PM »

I alway say if you hate vampire films still watch this. Its just great.  Cheers
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2009, 05:44:53 PM »

I'm glad to see this one listed, because it allows me to say, despite all the good reviews for it, I really, really have problems with this film. To whit . . .

The empathy
As someone who rather ride with the villains in a film, rather than the heroes, my empathy runs toward the bullies and not their victim.

Violence against children
As some long forgotten character say in some long forgotten novel by some long forgotten novelist, though I have always remembered what he said: "To kill a man is bad. To kill a woman is worst. But, to kill a child. . . ? (Shaking his head) You just don't do it."

Revenge killings
I know this is a film and not reality, but I really, really have problems with revenge killings.

Thus, these problems will probably prevent me from ever seeing this film, or the American and/or British remakes, which are suppose to be on the way.
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