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Disappointing... In a way.,
This review is from: Let Me In [DVD] (DVD)After watching 'Let Me In', I can't say I wasn't slightly disappointed. Many people have watched the film first, then thought they'd read the book. However, I grabbed the book first from Asda, having heard good reviews of it. The book is pretty good, and I enjoyed it. It was a new take on the Vampire sub-genre, and after Twilight destroyed my very soul, a gritty view on Vampires, bullying and friendship was very welcome. However, the film 'Let Me In' for me doesn't justify it. I know many people say 'the film will never live up to the book', but I think that sometimes a book and a film can stand in its own right- such as the Harry Potter books and films. However, for me the film just left me feeling slightly hollow and disappointed, despite the fantastic acting and beautiful camera work. I've ordered the original 'Let The Right One In' now (I would have bought that one first, but they didn't sell it in Tesco LOL) so I'd love to make the comparison. Don't get me wrong, it's a good film; touching, gritty and chilling. Yet the book, for me, hit those characteristics a lot more.
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2011 12:47:59 BDT
D. Reynolds says:
Actually, they do sell it in Tesco. I bought the Swedish movie first (from Tesco) and can honestly say, although I enjoyed this, the Swedish movie is so perfect that this film is pointless.
Posted on 20 Feb 2012 03:13:16 GMT
Yet you've reviewing it on Amazon, where its cheaper and delivered to your house. Why not just buy it from here? I've seen both Blu-rays in Asda, £9 each I think.
Bit of a pointless review when anyone compares a FILM to a BOOK. I understand people get upset when one isnt faithful to the other, but the two are obviously completely different...
I won't be watching the american re-make as there is no need to. Let The Right One In is awesome.
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